j's Review of Kissing Jessica Stein
Kissing Jessica Stein(2002)
I have been meaning to get around to this film since it came out on DVD. Which was a long time ago. All it took for me to see this wonderful film was a lazy afternoon and my undivided attention. I am sure glad I finally got the chance.
"Kissing Jessica Stein" is a terrific romantic comedy that plays to it's strengths: it's leads chemistry and the comedy. Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen are extremely likable and both provide the necessary dichotomy to their relationship. This is a well written film that finds comedy in action, reaction, and wordplay but it never overdoes it. When the time comes for the dramatic moment, it feels natural and not out of place.
I could not help but smile throughout this film as it is a feel-good film that provides a new dynamic to the 'boy-meets-girl' er, I mean 'girl-meets-girl' story line.