It is understandable that a low-budget film wouldn't be able to afford the rights to actual NFL footage (and may not be lit as well as a traditional Hollywood production). However, claiming that people are watching the NFL when what is on screen is clearly not the NFL and rather appears to be NFL Europe (or NFL Europa or World League depending on when the game took place) footage is a poor use of time and energy, particularly when NFL teams who clearly didn't play in the game are mentioned later. It too feels false, as does the questionable amount of time the trip from Southern California to Northern California takes toward the end of the movie.
It is all such a disappointment as the core of the idea – finding someone for a "relationship termination specialist" – is such a good one. The whole fake relationship and girl transforming a guy into someone others would be interested in is certainly a retread, but handled correctly could work. It is not handled correctly here, mostly because it never actually goes anywhere.
The DVD itself includes some behind the scenes footage, improv moments, and interviews. And, while it allows the viewer to select either the 5.1 channel surround sound track or the stereo track, choosing either from the menu seems to lead to the stereo track – if one wants to watch the 5.1 channel track, it has to be selected in-film, not from the menu.
During the entirety of its runtime, I kept rooting for Kissing Cousins to get better – the Hitch in reverse notion is such a potentially funny one. Unfortunately, it never lived up to its potential. I would love for Kaderali and company to be given another shot with a reworked script (Kaderali wrote this one himself), but as it stands Kissing Cousins misses the mark.