Naomi and Elys No Kiss List (2015) Movie Info:
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List is an 2015 American comedy drama romance film written by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer, and directed by Kristin Hanggi. It is based on the book of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Wikipedia
Initial release: 2015 (USA)
Director: Kristin Hanggi
Running time: 1h 29m
Music composed by: Deborah Lurie
Story by: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn, Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer
Naomi and Ely have been best friends for years and living in the same building. Ely is gay and Naomi has been dating Bruce 2 for a month, although she is hesitant to lose her virginity to him because of her secret love for Ely. Naomi and Ely have a No Kiss List; every guy on the list is forbidden to either of them. In the beginning of the movie, they add Gabriel, their doorman, to the list. Everything is going well until Ely starts disappearing when Naomi needs him. She has been having problems with helping her mother recover from her divorce. She hasn’t accepted that Ely is gay because she has always fantasized Ely falling in love with and marrying her. The hopelessness of this dream makes her lash out at Ely, but he brushes it off as sexual anxiety from her still being a virgin.
One night, Naomi has a date with Bruce 2 and decides to bring Ely along. After a fun night, Naomi decides to go home. Ely wants to stay behind and pushes her to have sex with Bruce 2, which she hesitantly acquiesces. They awkwardly make out in Bruce’s dorm until a friend accidentally opens the door. A few days later, Bruce 2 is waiting for Naomi in the hall because she forgot their meeting. Ely arrives and offers Bruce 2 a drink while waiting for Naomi. In Ely’s bedroom, Bruce 2 discovers his X-men comics; an interest shared by them both. In a moment of passion, they kiss each other.