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  • Actors: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Scott Cohen, Michael Ealy, Jon Hamm
  • Directors: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Hebrew, English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Mar. 2003
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006681T
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,922 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

New York journalist Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt) is about to give up on her search for Mr Right when a personal ad featuring a quote from Rilke catches her eye. Jessica replies to the ad and is surprised to discover that it was placed by a woman, Helen Cooper (Heather Juergensen). The pair meet, get on well, and their first date ends with a kiss; in no time at all they are confirmed soul-mates, but where the relationship goes from here is anybody's guess.

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Kissing Jessica Steinis not a conventional single-girl rom-com. Woody Allen taught us that singletons are neurotic, Sex & the City showed us their sass, Bridget Jones brought out their vulnerable side, and together they wrote the textbook of movie singledom. While Kissing Jessica Stein is clearly in on these conventions, its heroine takes an entirely different path to spice up her personal life. Impulsively answering a personal ad from another woman, Jessica Stein embarks on a tentative relationship with gallery owner Helen. But the couple have crossed purposes--Helen being more overtly sexual--leading Jessica to decide whether her ersatz sexual identity is the real thing, or if it's the companionship she's after.

Wordy and witty, it's easy to spot the film's stage origins, but also easy to attribute this level of intelligence and humour to the two charming leading ladies, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. Similarly, while Jessica is almost certainly not gay, the on-screen spark between the two women is enough to justify their relationship. Kissing Jessica Stein asserts that sexual experimentation needn't lead to a massive personal revelation, nor pigeonholing oneself. At the film's heart is peoples' need to find intimacy, a sensitive subject that's treated with humour and gentle irony. This is one date that'll leave you smiling.

On the DVD: Kissing Jessica Stein has two commentaries offering two entirely different perspectives. Director Charles Herman-Wurmfield and cinematographer Lawrence Sher provide an interesting if a little perfunctory look at how this low-budget feature was put together with the help of friends appearing as extras and loaning their apartments. Meanwhile producer/screenwriter/costars Westfeldt and Juergensen are chatty and light-hearted and clearly still excited at their film, a feeling that also pervades their documentary. Deleted scenes and outtakes come with or without commentary, and a trailer rounds off the package. --Laura Bushell

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 28 July 2005
Format: DVD
Jessica Stein (Jennifer Westfeldt) is a nice, young Jewish girl who cannot find herself a man. Based on the montage of some of the worst (and funniest) first dates in history, a reasonable course of action would be for Jessica to just stop looking. However, as Woody Allen observed so long ago the heart is a resilient little muscle, so Jessica answers a "women seeking women" ad placed by Helen Cooper (Heather Juergensen), who is bisexual. But since Helen is straight this would actually give them something in common to talk about, namely men, except that Helen has a lot more success with men, at least in terms of sex.
As you watch "Kissing Jessica Stein" it becomes clear that both women are looking for love rather than sex, which is perfect because this film is not about sex, and those who are looking for really hot lesbian sex scenes should just go rent "Mulholland Drive." The question here is not just whether the girl will get the girl, but what they are going to do when that finally happens. Then there is Josh Myers (Scott Cohen), Jessica's college boy friend, who now speaks of her with the same sort of practiced cynicism he reserves for the rest of the world. She disregards his jabs, and her disdain eventually inspires him to reconsider Jessica. However, we do not think as highly of Josh as he does himself, and there is something intrinsically sweet about the relationship between Jessica and Helen. Besides, the biggest obstacle to their happiness is not Josh, but Jessica herself, which remains both the character's curse and her charm.
Helen is not sure what to expect when Jessica shows up, but someone who is not only straight but who also brings a bunch of manuals and handbooks about lesbians would not have been a high expectation.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Nov. 2004
Format: DVD
This film has just about everything for me. It is a genuine depiction of two people falling in love. It's witty, intelligent and sensual, and the gorgeous Jennifer Westfeldt is particularly brilliant. Every time I watch it I see more magic unfold between the two actresses. A must see.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Temple on 1 July 2003
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There are very few films that invariably put me in a good mood, but this is definately one. I saw it at the cinema when it came out and was enchanted. And the effect on DVD hasn't changed at all. A genuinely sweet romantic comedy with a bit of intelligence and class and the fact that it's about two women, while a nice twist, doesn't change the fact that this is classic New York neurotic comedy. Highly recommended.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "gfrania" on 25 April 2004
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If this film had been advertised as a chick flick, a lesbian movie, youraverage date movie - it would have been under-billed. What makes it workis that for just about the fist time we have a film about a same sexrelationship where nobody throws up their hands in horror, where nothingworld-changing is suggested - unless the protagonists wish it to be so.It's about time that people forgot about sexuality and remembered aboutromance and that its most vital element is simply that of getting to knowanother person intimately, in all the ways that that implies.
Nobody needs to be permanently damaged or changed. For heavens sake let itbe fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RD VINE VOICE on 1 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
I loved this movie as it didn't try to be different to mainstream movies except in that it involved a lesbian couple. I know that doesn't make sense but so many movies directed at the lesbian audience try fit in deeper meanings or cheesy music/storyline with unrealistic characters. (eg: better than chocolate and but i'm a cheerleader)

Kissing Jessica Stein is hilarious as it could happen to anyone; answer an ad in the paper on a whim and hey presto a girlfriend/boyfriend materializes. It's the events that follow as the two try to come to terms with having a lesbian relationship that provides the entertainment. Jessica uncertain and orderly and Helen who's a free spirit and willing to experiment and live in the moment.

I'd give this to anyone, gay or straight (as long as they had an open mind), looking for a easy going comedy / chic flick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. A. McKee on 13 April 2010
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What a charming, heart-warming and uplifting film. The acting is gorgeous... and, as a result, I now want a Jewish Mother! I wasn't sure whether I was 'happy' with the film's sensible conclusion, but it was credible and I really enjoyed the journey. We are all entitled to our own opinions yet I feel I have to say that those who have rated this film poorly have missed its subtlety. For me, all the key ingredients for a great relationship are delicately handled here - yet often in an understated way. This is a film about open communication, honesty, and about holding nothing back. If you're tempted to dare to live life to the full, you'll find inspiration and encouragement here.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb. 2003
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We saw Kissing Jessica Stein at the cinema when it was on limited release (Clapham Picture House - the best cinema in the universe!), and it is SIMPLY BRILLIANT. A smart exploration of gender issues and a full-blown romantic comedy at the same time. It is always honest, never 'cute' and in places is just screamingly funny and cringe-makingly truthful by turns. You must see this film!
Dave, London
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My 100% lesbian ex hates this film simply because the preferences of the mostly bisexual characters are not predetermined by some biological destiny and remain fluid and subject to change. As a bisexual woman who prefers films about people rather than sex and who doesn't imagine that the plot contains any political significance I simply love this film! The fact that, while this first lesbian relationship causes social awkwardness for the characters, the sky doesn't fall and no earth shattering revelations or family fall outs happen, is really quite novel amongst the 'gay' films I have seen. The outside world doesn't intrude that much, the plot revolves around the question of whether two women whose motivations for advertising in the personals column are so very different can ever really be suited. The relationships between the characters (both the main pair and supporting cast) seem real to me. No one conforms to any tired butch/femme cliches. The awkward sex (both straight and gay) is the sort of thing we all snigger over when our friends confess their latest escapades. The funny scenes are genuinely funny. Shy straightlaced Jessica blossoms, while her nympho partner finds that love instead of sex can have meaning too... but that it isn't everything. It's all rather lovely. The supporting characters have nice little cameos. The sound track is one of those slightly jazzy New York rom com classic soundtracks (like When Harry Met Sally). Really, it's a delight. If you fell out of bed age 14 knowing that cock was not for you then you probably aren't going to get this film. Everyone else give it a try, because if you like rom coms this is a sadly underrated one that deserves more than its current mixed reviews.

Obvs if you don't like rom coms go and get a different film because it is a genre piece and none the worse for that!
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