A special effects kiss in a movie? It is possible and it exists in this romantic comedy available on Netflix. Have you spotted it?
Any self-respecting romantic comedy ends with a “happy ending” and a kiss between the two main protagonists. And sometimes the magic of cinema plays tricks on you! Indeed, a feature film recently released on Netflix contains a kiss made in CGI [computer-generated imagery ou effets spéciaux numériques, ndlr]which is very rare in the cinema.
This is You People, directed by Kenya Barris, the creator of the Black-ish sitcom. This comedy brings together an exceptional cast: Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, David Duchovny, Rhea Perlman and Nia Long.
You People tells the story of a couple who faces the prejudices and questions of their respective families. One is of Jewish faith, the other is an African-American of Muslim faith and it is a real clash of cultures that takes place when the two lovers plan to marry.
A kiss in CGI!
If the film has sparked many discussions on social networks, mainly in the United States, it is especially the kiss at the end of the film between the two main actors, Jonah Hill and Lauren London, which made people talk since it would have was made with special effects!
Comedian and comedian Andrew Schulz, who plays the cousin of Jonah Hill’s character in You People, revealed this information in his podcast The Brilliant Idiots.
He told his co-host Charlamagne tha God that he was present during the filming of the final scene of the kiss and that there was nothing romantic since the kiss was finalized thanks to special effects:
“There’s a hilarious thing – I don’t even know if I should share this info – but in the final scene they don’t even kiss. It’s CGI. I swear to God. […] I was present, I watch the wedding, and I see them getting ready to kiss and their faces stop like that.
And I wonder how they’re going to edit that in the movie. I tell myself that they will probably cut at that time. But in the movie, you can see their faces come together, and then you can see their faces kind of turn into a fake kiss.”
For the moment, Netflix has not commented on Andrew Schultz’s statements, but when we look at the scene in question, there is reason to wonder about the realism of the kiss between Jonah Hill and Lauren London. Especially since the petals, also made in CGI, falling on the two heroes seem to have been added to divert attention from this “fake kiss”.
The movie You People is available on Netflix.