That was the title of an article I read online. The writer listed nineteen lip locks that she felt were the worst in cinematic history. Some of the kisses were intentionally bad while others were “misses.”
I glanced through the list and was surprised that the writer included the kiss from Jane Eyre. I enjoyed that film and thought Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender had great chemistry. And, seriously, Michael Fassbender in the worst kiss list? Please.
I would have to agree with the kiss in Maid in Manhattan. I don’t remember a lot of that film but I thought Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes was a poorly matched couple. I wasn’t emotionally invested in those two getting together.
And then I realized that is what makes a kiss end up on the worst kiss list. If it’s not intentionally ridiculous, it’s all about whether or not you want the couple to be together.
For example, look at the Pretty in Pink kiss. The writer added it on this list. I’m guessing she was on Team Duckie. Most viewers didn’t want Blaine and Andie to get together. They were hoping for Andie to wake up and notice Duckie. That would make any kiss between Blaine and Andie on their worst kiss list.
I haven’t watched most of the movies that were on this list. I don’t know if the kisses were misses because of the anticipation, the situation or lack of chemistry. My guess is that a worst cinematic kiss is the one you didn’t want to happen.