Kissing Jessica Stein

Synopsis: Jessica Stein is a single, straight, successful, journalist, part of a bonded Jewish family living in New York City, who finds herself not as straight as she thought when Jessica meets and begins an intense friendship with career woman Helen Cooper which ultimately leads to romance.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  8 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
84%
R
Year:
2001
97 min
$6,960,929
Website
1,158 Views


[Ringing Continues ]

Your phone is ringing.

[ Groans ]

-Jessica Stein.

- [ Man ] Hey,Jessie!

Oh! Hey, Danny.

I'm sorry.

- I got some news.

- Areyou okay?

Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.

I just--

You can't tell

Mom and Dad yet, okay?.

- Oh. Yeah, okay. Uh-huh.

- Areyou sitting down?.

I proposed to Rach!

I'm getting married!

Wow!

Wow.

[Jessica's Voice ]

"It is not inertia alone...

"that is responsible fror human

relationships repeating themselves...

"frrom case to case,

"indescribably monotonous

and unrenewed.

"It is shyness befrore any sort ofrnew,

unfroreseeable experience...

"with which one does not think

oneselfrable to cope.

"But only someone

who is ready fror everything,

"who excludes nothing,

"not even

the most unenigmatical,

will live the relation

to another as something alive. "

[Jessica ]

God, this is great. This is great.

I am so glad that

you asked me to do this.

I mean, it was so bold ofyou

to come up to me at the gym.

I mean, I thought

I'd finally give it a shot.

Sometimes, you-you seem

so focused on yourworkout,

- I wasn't sure ifyou'd talk to me.

- Oh, no.

That's just the whole gestalt

ofthe gym thing.

I mean, it's so

narcissistic and shallow.

I thinkwe all tryto maintain

a certain anonymitywhilewe're there.

No, I have to disagree

with you there.

I really love working out.

I mean, granted, it is

a little narcissistic, as you say,

but I reallyget a high,

you know,

from all those "endorphmins"

pumping and all.

So, um,

you're a writer.

That's, uh--

That's amazing.

- Hi. Hi.

- Hey! Hey!

- I'm sorry I'm so late.

- No, you're right on time.

- What?. I'm-I'm an hour late.

- No, no.

You are right on time.

Hey, "tarbender'

the lady'll have a, uh--

Uh, I will have a frozen strawberry

margarita with salt, please.

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Heather Juergensen

Heather Julia Juergensen (born January 2, 1970) is an American actress and writer. more…

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