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The Incredible Jessica James

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Crisp, star-driven romcom has sexual content, cursing.

Movie NR 2017 85 minutes
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The spirited, wholly original Jessica Williams turns a familiar setup and story into a special event with her agility, intelligence, and ability to play a vanity-free role with gusto. Luckily, Chris O'Dowd has just what it takes to charm her, and the audience, and their chemistry is terrific. Williams struts and storms, laughs and dances The Incredible Jessica James right into your heart. And, the beauty of Williams dancing is that she's not great at it, but, wow, is she willing. It's not a perfect film. One could find fault with the lapses into comic stereotype, particularly in the scenes with the leading lady headed back to her hometown, but why bother? It doesn't really distract from the whole. With wonderful performances, great comic timing, and even a generous helping of heartstring tugs, the movie should appeal to a wide audience. Mature, with lots of sexual situations and references.

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