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Kissing a Fool (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  27 February 1998 (USA)
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Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will... See full summary »

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Linda Streicher
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Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will try to seduce Sam and if he fails Max will have enough trust in Sam to go on with a marriage. Jay refuses, but soon they become professionally connected with Sam. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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$2,308,145 (USA) (27 February 1998)

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$4,002,640 (USA) (13 March 1998)
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Production Designer Charles William Breen plays Jay's literary agent at his book signing. See more »

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When Jay is talking with Max after having locked himself in the small bathroom under the stairway, the inside of the door is covered with striped light wallpaper, as is the whole bathroom. When he opens the door to come out, the inside of the door is painted green. See more »

Quotes

Max Abbitt: I'm not gonna depress myself, and sit in my room all night listening to Barry Manilow records.
Jay Murphy: Hey, that was a radio special!
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Don't be fooled....this is a fun film
28 August 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Max (David Schwimmer) and Jay (Jason Lee) have been best friends since childhood. Adults now, Max is a Chicago sportscaster while Jay is an aspiring writer. Out of admiration for his editor, Samantha (Mili Avital), Jay gets the brilliant idea of fixing Max up with Samantha. (Jay is suffering from the breakup of a recent relationship and professes not to be interested in Samantha himself). Things start off well. Max and Samantha are so taken with each other that they move in together and become engaged. Yet, Max gets cold feet and asks Jay for an unbelievable favor. Can Jay please try to seduce Samantha so that Max will know if she'll be faithful to him or not?

This lesser-known romantic comedy is charming and amusing. The three leads give good performances and the script, while a little salty at times, is fun. The scenes in and around Chicago are sure to please Midwesterners. While the ending is somewhat of a surprise, it is satisfying nonetheless. Fans of Schwimmer and Lee will be glad they took a chance on this film. Recommended also for those searching for a good evening of entertainment when the "hot" items are all checked out at the video store or library.


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