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Kissing Jessica Stein Reviews

February 3, 2009
The cast is wonderful and the story is commendably free of the sectarian us-versus-them tone of many romantic gay movies.
August 18, 2008
Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's movie knows what it wants, what its limits are, and delivers its delights accordingly.
July 25, 2008
Pure pleasure.
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February 9, 2006
Westfeldt and Juergensen's wordy script tries for both mainstream and offbeat, but gets lost in between.
July 21, 2005
Westfeldt and Juergensen are both appealing actresses.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 5, 2002
Venturesome yet unthreatening, this movie is box-office smart enough to seem cutting-edge without ever drawing blood.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 20, 2002
The good news for Jessica and the rest of us is that Kissing Jessica Stein delivers that rare combination of winning traits.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 11, 2002
What makes the film break the relatively new gay-film formula is the wit and charm of the two actresses, who have written themselves some sparkling lines.
April 4, 2002
A terrific date movie, whatever your orientation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2002
It all works on the level of a sprightly sitcom: lesbianism for the Lucy-and-Ethel crowd.
March 22, 2002
So irresistibly funny and likable that its lack of depth is easily forgiven.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2002
Funny, cute and slightly subversive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2002
The performers bring freshness to what could have been cliched roles.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2002
It's funny and human and really pretty damned wonderful, all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 21, 2002
It's a charmer.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2002
Revives a genre that's been listing badly, infusing it with wit and intelligence and a welcome shot of indie energy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2002
It's the best romantic comedy I've seen in a long time.
March 18, 2002
The script manages the rare trick of seeming at once both refreshingly different and reassuringly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2002
More than anything else, Kissing Jessica Stein injects freshness and spirit into the romantic comedy genre, which has been held hostage by generic scripts that seek to remake Sleepless in Seattle again and again.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2002
[A] bright and funny romantic comedy.
March 14, 2002
A sassy, savvy romantic comedy with a shrewd sensibility.
March 14, 2002
What makes the movie a comedy is the way it avoids the more serious emotions involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2002
... if I waver in my enthusiasm, less than easily charmed by a movie trying so cheerfully to entertain, it's because Kissing Jessica Stein is all too content to be a comedy of surfaces and stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 13, 2002
Kissing Jessica Stein is your standard romantic comedy, only better: Twice the chicks and half the guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 13, 2002
Charming and witty, it's also somewhat clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2002
A sweet-yet-subtle romantic comedy that seduces you more with humor and compassion than with its kinky premise.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2002
... a delightfully unpredictable, hilarious comedy with wonderful performances that tug at your heart in ways that utterly transcend gender labels.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 13, 2002
... for an American film it is a groundbreaker in exploring the realm of sexual fluidity, and it does so with wit, wisdom and in a completely entertaining fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 13, 2002
... amusing but extremely derivative ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2002
Laugh-out-loud lines, adorably ditsy but heartfelt performances, and sparkling, bittersweet dialogue that cuts to the chase of the modern girl's dilemma.
February 27, 2002
Every once in a while, a movie comes out of nowhere to kick up your spirits.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2002
Without resorting to hyperbole, I can state that Kissing Jessica Stein may be the best same-sex romance I have seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4