Kissing Jessica Stein
When it comes to love, sometimes she just can't think straight.
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 4, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Fox Searchlight
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Heather Jurgensen -Star, Jennifer Westfeldt - Star
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jennifer Westfeldt & Heather Juergensen|
|Performer:||Scott Cohen, Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Mastro & Carson Elrod|
|Directed by||Charles Herman-Wurmfeld|
|Screenwriting by||Jennifer Westfeldt & Heather Juergensen|
|Produced by||Eden Wurmfeld & Brad Zions|
...Westfeldt and Juergensen have obvious comedic talent both as writers and as actors. They give witty, engaging performances...
...KISSING JESSICA STEIN manages to honour the importance of sexual identity politics....[There's] an unforced chemistry between the two leads...
Sight and Sound
The cast is wonderful and the story is commendably free of the sectarian us-versus-them tone of many romantic gay movies. Full Review
...Feldshuh takes an ordinary scene and makes it extraordinary by the way she delivers the simple, heartfelt dialogue...
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Three years of writing, rehearsing, and performing Jessica together helped develop the film organically for Westfeldt and Juergensen. Full Review
I was very angry with the ending of this film. Full Review
Rating: A- -- It's the best kind of chick-flick, fun and intelligent without being pandering. Full Review
KISSING JESSICA STEIN: Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt) is a lovely young conservative Jewish girl with the perfect loft situated on New York City's Upper West Side, a fun job working for a hip newspaper, and beautiful clothes. The only thing she doesn't have is the ideal boyfriend. Not that she doesn't have tons of dates: from geeky nerds to suave sexy types, Jessica is sought after by throngs of men. She just doesn't like any of the guys who like her. When her coworker, Joan (Jackie Hoffman), reads her an ad from the personals of the Village Voice, Jessica knows she's interested. Even when she realizes that the ad is in the "women seeking women" section, she figures it's worth a try. A funny, girly, prissy, very lipstick-lesbian relationship ensues with Chelsea gallery owner Helen (Heather Juergensen). When the girls aren't making out, they share makeup secrets and raid each other's closets. However, Helen's daring nymphomaniac side clashes with Jessica's conservative straight side, and the couple is forced to face some real challenges, one of which is Jessica's hilarious Scarsdale-based matchmaker mother (Tovah Feldshuh). A light, laugh-a-minute romantic comedy, KISSING JESSICA STEIN is a good fit for fans of sitcoms like ALLY MCBEAL, SEX IN THE CITY, and WILL AND GRACE.
- Sales Rank: 33,765
- UPC: 024543050445
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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