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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 April 2002 (USA)
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A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judy Stein
Esther Wurmfeld ...
Grandma Esther
Hillel Friedman ...
Rabbi
Ben Feldman ...
Himself
Robert Ari ...
Sidney Stein
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Rachel - Dan's Fiancée
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Larry
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Peter
Nick Corley ...
Howard
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Joan
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Chuck
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Josh Meyers
Christopher Berger ...
Malaprops Guy
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Storyline

Jessica Stein is a single, straight, successful, journalist, part of a bonded Jewish family living in New York City, who finds herself not as straight as she thought when Jessica meets and begins an intense friendship with career woman Helen Cooper which ultimately leads to romance. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to love, sometimes she just can't think straight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seeking Same  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$346,999 (USA) (15 March 2002)

Gross:

£421,895 (UK) (12 July 2002)
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Trivia

The film is based on a play called "Lipschtick", the original title of the film was "Seeking Same." See more »

Goofs

In the first kiss scene on the street, Jessica's sweater moves up and down her left arm between elbow and shoulder between shots (we do not see her move the sweater). See more »

Quotes

Helen: Who do you have to blow to get some fucking pussy around here!
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Crazy Credits

For our parents. See more »

Connections

References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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She's a Vamp
Written by Danny Baker
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Female Woody Allen
10 August 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Ive used 'marinade' as a verb - so I was bound to like this one.

Highly enjoyable, honest, witty and refreshing. As good a movie as gets made these days. Finally a film driven by likable, intelligent characters and their relationships, not guns, explosions and two dimensional stereotypes and plots by (and for) 8 years olds.

KJS has a dash of fantasy from time to time, a cracking sound track, and although I wouldnt have called it a comedy - it's funny when it needs to be. But I think it was the honesty of the writing that I particularly took to - that and the moments that surprise. As many have noted - the scene with the mother on the veranda is a bit special.

If you like Woody Allen then this is one for you. If you look forward to the next Van Diesel effort, then I doubt you will stay beyond the credits...

ps Was the dedication 'For our parents' at the end of the film ironic? Watching this film with your parents could quite possibly be the single most embarrassing experience of your life.....if they are anything like mine that is....


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