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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

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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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Trivia

The role of the mother was written especially for Tovah Feldshuh. See more »

Goofs

When Helen and Jessica are arguing outside the shop, you can see people in the background looking at them. Obviously these weren't extras, but bystanders who stopped on the street to watch the movie being shot. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Stop saying you told me, you're a terrible liar, it's one of your best qualities.
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For our parents. See more »

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Soul Ecstasy
Written by Steve Salas, Dan Rothchild, Wade Durham 3rd, Matt Sherrod
Performed by The Inner Thumb
Courtesy of Salidified Music (BMI) (admin in Japan by Virgin Music) /
Catywompas Music (BMI) / Wade Durham the 3rd (BMI) / Zodrag (ASCAP) and Emperor Norton Records
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Amazing film
3 July 2009 | by 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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