Parents need to know that that this film explores a young woman's sexual orientation as she tries out a lesbian relationship.
The movie has intimate scenes depicting same sex relationships and some scenes of sexual activity.
Jessica is the highly neurotic and previously straight (and sexually repressed) half, of a lesbian couple struggling to find intimacy, love, and personal satisfaction.
Ultimately, the couple must investigate their own feelings about love, sex, and friendship and go for broke in their searches for personal fulfillment.
KISSING JESSICA STEIN is a witty and hysterical romp through sexual discovery.
It transcends the label of "lesbian comedy" to succeed as a romantic comedy that illustrates the feelings and struggles common to all.
Aside from strong performances by its lead women, the film also includes inspired performances by Jackie Hoffman as Jessica's wacky coworker/best friend and Tovah Feldshuh (Law and Order and Broadway) as her domineering mother.
As an added bonus, the film also includes a hysterical and odd performance by JM J Bullock (Too Close for Comfort  and The Jim J.
and Tammy Faye Show ) as one of Jessica's bad dates.
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Kissing Jessica Stein is the best kind of romantic comedy- one that is effortlessly enchanting and witty.
This can in large part owed to its dazzling screenplay and the pitch-perfect performance of Jennifer Westfeldt, who makes the pretentious and neurotic Jessica a truly lovable character.
Nevertheless, due to its content matter, this a film unsuitable for children. After reading some ratings I decided to watch this film for myself and found it to drag on.