Kissing Jessica Stein
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

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;… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A trite but refreshing and comical spin on nature of love.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The cast is wonderful and the story is commendably free of the sectarian us-versus-them tone of many romantic gay movies.

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Time Out

Westfeldt and Juergensen's wordy script tries for both mainstream and offbeat, but gets lost in between.

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Sweet comedy about when a girl meets girl.

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David Ansen

Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's movie knows what it wants, what its limits are, and delivers its delights accordingly.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Westfeldt and Juergensen are both appealing actresses.

Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

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.

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Lael Loewenstein

Pure pleasure.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Venturesome yet unthreatening, this movie is box-office smart enough to seem cutting-edge without ever drawing blood.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I was very angry with the ending of this film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I have a girl crush on Jennifer Westfeldt (which seems appropriate for this movie about a buttoned-up Jewess trying on lesbianism to find her [7] true love[s]).… More
Spencer S.
Sexuality in film is a very delicate thing. It can either be very offputting and offends the general public and the LGBT community, or it's innovative… More
Letitia Lew
Just a really inspirational movie. It's all worth it for the single scene where Helen is sick.
Veronique Kwak
most people would say kissng jessica stein is a lesbian version of annie hall, which is about an intelligent jewish woman's search of love and her… More
Megan S
I thought this movie was supposed to be more of a comedy (just my perception, not a misleading trailer as often happens). So I got over that easily and enjoyed… More
Jim Hunter
Disappointed with the New York dating scene, Jessica Stein embarks on a lesbian relationship, which is contrary to her upbringing and conception of herself ...… More