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Kissing Jessica Stein

By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sweet girl-meets-girl comedy has language, sex.

Movie R 2001 96 minutes
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This romp through sexual discovery hits the mark with witty humor. Kissing Jessica Stein transcends the label of a "queer romcom" and succeeds as a heartfelt dramedy that illustrates feelings and struggles that are common to all, but delightfully examined through a specifically Jewish lens. In addition to strong performances by its lead women, the film includes inspired performances by Jackie Hoffman as Jessica's wacky co-worker and best friend and Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dead and Broadway plays) as her domineering mother.

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