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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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1.85 : 1
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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

When Jessica and her mother are getting their bridesmaids dresses fitted, Helen is upset to learn that Jessica never mentioned her brother's upcoming wedding. But the wedding would surely have been discussed at the Shabbat dinner at the Steins' that Helen attended three months prior. See more »

Quotes

[after their fifth make-out session]
Jessica: So, I figure if we keep going it like this, we'll get there in like two weeks or so.
Helen: Yeah, sure. There's no real rush.
Jessica: Are you sure?
Helen: Yeah, sure.
Jessica: But you'd really...
Helen: Not at all.
Jessica: How about ten days?
Helen: Ten days is better.
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For our parents. See more »

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References The Full Monty (1997) See more »

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Feel
Written by Shane Faber & De Harris
Performed by The JeepJazz Project
Courtesy of Undersound Records, JeepJazz Music & Carbert Music (BMI)
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Amazing film
3 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never been bothered by the fact that they were never nude. In my opinion, the film is not at all about sex, it's about growth and relationships. It's Jessica Stein's realization that she is the only reason she is unhappy; she has an image in her mind of what "should" make her happy, and this film is the story of her letting go of that and taking a risk that maybe something completely different could make her happy. It's a movie about growing, not about sex.

If you haven't seen it, you should. Movies have played an important role in my life and I would say hands down, this is my favorite.

That's all I was going to write, but apparently you have to write at least 10 lines. I first saw this movie when I was in college and was having that whole crisis of, "What am I supposed to be doing? How do I get to the house with the 2.5 kids and white picket fence?" This movie helped me realize that you can't live your life planning for the future all the time. Find the thing that makes you happy and hold on to it. Now, five or so years later, I'm happier than I ever have been, living a very fulfilling life that I'd never imagined for myself. I'm starting a film production company that I hope will someday make films like this one.


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