A Film Review By Jason L. King
Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen
Directed By: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Rated: Rated R for sexual content and language
Jessica Stein has it all. A fast paced career, a fast paced life, and the money to support her. But what she doesn’t have is love. Every past romance has been a disaster. But when she stumbles across a personal ad, her life is changed forever. She meets Helen a girl who fulfills all her dreams. The only problem is that can she admit to her family and friends that she is in a lesbian relationship?
Cute, adorable, light hearted and humorous. I enjoyed Kissing Jessica Stein. Some people are turned off by the idea of Lesbian love, but this movie is making a subtle statement. It shows us that there is more to a relationship than sex, and happiness can come from spending time with someone you love regaurdless of their sex. Think of Kissing Jessica Stein as the “Bridget Jones” of lesbianism. Filled with some wit and humor the movie focused on finding the lighter side of the situation, which was well done for such touchy subject matter. Jessica, (Jennifer Westfeldt) was a convincing character, as well as her supporting cast. I really can’t complain about this movie at all. I went looking for a decent romantic comedy, and thats exactly what I got, if not more.
I enjoyed the movie enough to tell you to go check it out. The movie is well worth your time. Sure, some people might be offended by the idea of lesbianism, and other people might be turned on. (Just for the record guys, there is NO nudity) Never the less it’s a great film. if you get the chance, head to Varsity theaters in Ames and figure out why everyone wants to be “Kissing Jessica Stein.”