Kissing Jessica Stein

Kissing Jessica Stein

Byr Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

  • Genre: Romance
  • Release: 2002-09-17
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 36min
  • Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
  • Producer: Michael Alden Productions
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
From 138 Certification


Jessica Stein is a sensitive but neurotic New York journalist who also happens to be at the end of her emotional rope. Her brother’s engaged, her best friend’s pregnant, she hasn’t dated in a year, and she can’t sleep. After an optimistic but nightmarish dating spree, she happens upon an intriguing personal ad...whose only drawback is that it’s in the “women seeking women” section. On a daring whim, she decides to answer it, and meets funky downtown hipster Helen Cooper. A lively evening of banter, connection and heated debate culminates in a kiss that confounds and intrigues even the reluctant Jessica. Kissing Jessica Stein is a modern romantic comedy that breaks all the rules, blurring the lines between friendship and romantic love, and finding the funny, surprising and ultimately poignant overlap between the two.



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  • Not Another Lesbian Movie

    By Igotall3
    This is not a lesbian film, and I am sad to see this excellent movie receive several one star reviews for disappointing those seeking a lesbian movie. It's not a lesbian movie because, as some reviewers have pointed out, there's more to being a lesbian than two women having sex. Kissing Jessica Stein explores the complexity of human sexuality, focusing on the person rather than gender. The worst it can be called is ostentatious, but I would maintain it's witty and brave. Its themes can apply to any audience member: LGBTQ, straight, etc. Should I let my gay identity stop me from exploring a relationship with a woman if I really like her? Is sexuality a matter of gender? love? family? Kissing Jessica Stein explores these questions through a lovely story. Check it out.
  • Was this written by a man?

    By Sarah Is A Girl
    This movie just makes lesbian's an even bigger joke than they haved to be. Was this written by a man? Seems like it.
  • This movie made me feel all happy all over.

    By Amemortis
    This movie is simultaneously sweet and smart. Jessica is so easy to love, unless you actually have to live with her. I have great hopes for her yet.
  • This again?

    By anoveranalyst
    The movie shows nothing about lesbianism or lesbian culture, and *definitely* nothing about self-discovery, like all these other reviewers are saying, as no one's identity ever actually changes in the end. It's a trifling story about a straight girl who out tried women because she ran out of options. It's an insult to lesbianism. As has been so typical of lesbian-themed plotlines in the past sixty years, heterosexuality triumphs in the end so as not to make a mainstream audience feel uncomfortable by challenging the dominant ideology. In fact, the only good thing I can say about it is that I absolutely adore Scott Cohen as an actor.
  • Brilliant

    By TJElliott31
    This is as clever a screenplay as I've seen. It's cute to see Westfeldt and John Hamm (pre his Mad Men days) together - albeit briefly. I am even willing to overlook the tragic cliche of her character ending up with a man in the end because the nuances are handled so well. Please see this movie and make your friends do the same. The soundtrack is fantastic and the acting is just pretty darn good. Remember, sexy ugly is a good thing.
  • Enjoyable, funny, and honest

    By ScottCFan
    I saw this at the LA Film Festival at its first showing, with a giant audience, and it won the audience award. It was sweet, funny, insightful, and very, very witty. Jennifer Westfeldt recently had a series I loved (about being pregnant) that was really sharply funny, but it hasn't continued, unfortunately. My favorite part was Scott Cohen, whose character is transformed by seeing his friend explore her entire self and her freedom, and get back in touch with her soul. He's one sexy beast. I love his rooftop champagne guzzling near the end, very funny.
  • good movie

    By Steph3323
    this is a great movie about finding yourself and being true to yourself but i left out a star because the ending wasnt what i thought it was going to be. little disappointing but other than that i loved it.
  • I liked it.

    By thrashkarma
  • such a sweet movie!

    By M.BAKER
    my friend told me about this movie in 2005, i watched and loved it. It has something so innocent and honest about it, plus its also really funny and cute. so i hope you fabulous people click BUY because i know you won't be disappointed!!! ps. any idina menzel fans she has two lines at the end of the movie. haha.