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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

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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:
... Jessica Stein
... Judy Stein
Esther Wurmfeld ... Grandma Esther
Hillel Friedman ... Rabbi
Ben Feldman ... Himself
Robert Ari ... Sidney Stein
... Dan Stein
... Rachel - Dan's Fiancée
... Larry
... Peter
Nick Corley ... Howard
... Joan
... Chuck
... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$346,999, 17 March 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,022,940, 7 July 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Future Broadway and Disney megastar Idina Menzel (RENT, Wicked, Frozen) has a small role in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica and Helen are outside on the street and they're eating ice cream and talking about the panhandlers, Jessica's purse disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: Or-Or smart, but funny in a totally unappealing way. You know? Just like funny/stupid, or funny/dopey, but not funny/witty or funny/ironic or funny/goofy, you know? Or-Or they seem smart, and then you realize that they aren't at all. And that's funny, but funny/tragic.
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For our parents. See more »

Connections

References The Full Monty (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Sequined Mermaid Dress
Written by Dave Cantor
Performed by Dave's True Story
Courtesy of Flexible Man Music (ASCAP)
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Smart Romantic Comedy
5 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Kissing Jessica Stein is the smartest romantic comedy that I've seen post 1990. The writing is funny and witty. Also, the characters are genuine. I especially enjoyed watching the chemistry between Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. You don't need to read more comments from more people; just go out and see this movie. Heck, see it again; it's like reading a book for the second time (like I said, it's smart and witty). You too can see why I call KJS a very smart romantic comedy.


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