I have looked forward to seeing this film for quite a while. Finally I got hold of a VHS copy and sat with my wife (and such kids as were interested) and watched it. Impressions: The two principle actors are just about perfect for the roles of Howard and Price. Having been a Howard fan for years, and being familiar with his life's story, I was sceptical that any film would play it straight. But this story seems to not have needed any embellishment to make it more romantic, sad and triumphant. I agree with what one reviewer has already said: that KISS is probably the most passionate I have ever seen in a movie ! And it is important too; because it shows up how hard it is to recapture feelings when things are said (and left unsaid) and love fades away. The timing of their lost love for each other (which was growing by fits and starts first one feeling it, then the other) is what forms Novalyne Price's life-long regret (so I gather from the tone of the story): that had she just said the right things - felt the right things - at the right time, Howard would not have been lost to her. (That constitutes almost a spoiler; and for those who do not know the story I appologize.) But the triumph of the story is also in the ending of it: it has to do with faith and hope.
For those who want a real-life romance, this film is perhaps the best I have seen. It is sort of like "Out of Africa" in that respect; but I enjoyed it far more, because it is about someone (Howard) that I care about.