Kissing Jessica Stein
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A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman in this romantic comedy. Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt) is a woman with a solid career as a copy editor, but her love life isn't much to write home about; she's been through a long series of disastrous first dates that refuse to evolve into second dates, and the well-intended advice of her best friend Joan (Jackie Hoffman) and former boyfriend Josh (Scott Cohen) isn't helping a bit. One day, Jessica is scanning personal ads in the newspaper with her friends, and she sees one with a quote from her favorite… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The cast is wonderful and the story is commendably free of the sectarian us-versus-them tone of many romantic gay movies."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Westfeldt and Juergensen's wordy script tries for both mainstream and offbeat, but gets lost in between."
‑ , Time Out
"Sweet comedy about when a girl meets girl."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"What neither the trailers nor the newspaper features written about Kissing Jessica Stein will have prepared you for is quite how funny it is."
‑ Gaby Wood, Observer [UK]
"Funny, sweet, and intelligent."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's movie knows what it wants, what its limits are, and delivers its delights accordingly."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"Westfeldt and Juergensen are both appealing actresses."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's comedy remains the best film spawned by "Sex and the City." This sharp-tongued story about emotional curiosity and the politics of passion draws on the words of a dead Austrian poet to muse about modern romance."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"It's the best kind of chick-flick, fun and intelligent without being pandering."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Esta baboseira com pretensões intelectuais possui um roteiro (escrito pelas duas protagonistas) cheio de absurdos e um vocabulário rebuscado que denuncia sua própria arrogância."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Pure pleasure."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Variety
"Venturesome yet unthreatening, this movie is box-office smart enough to seem cutting-edge without ever drawing blood."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"I was very angry with the ending of this film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Three years of writing, rehearsing, and performing Jessica together helped develop the film organically for Westfeldt and Juergensen."
‑ Alex Nohe, Film Threat
"An indie romantic comedy that never makes it past first base."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
More reviews for Kissing Jessica Stein on Rotten Tomatoes

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