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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

[ Man ] For the sin

we have committed by gluttony.

[ Al I ] And for the si n we have

committed by succumbing to despair.

For the sin we have committed

by stubbornness.

And for the sin

we have committed...

by rashlyjudging others.

[Rabbi Continues ]

[ Whispering ] Sweetheart,

do you see that guy in the corner...

with the dark hair

and the blueyarmulke?.


That's Ben Feldman, M&A,J.P. Morgan.

- [ Loudly ] He has no chin!

- Mother, be quiet.

- Shh!

- He recentlyseparated frrom his wifre.

- Some shikseh from I daho.

- She could do better. She could!

- You could do better.

- Mother.

Mother, would you stop

feeding her perfectionism?.

You did the same thing with Larry.

- I didn't like him either.

- What's not to like?.

The man was a prince.

- I didn't care for him.

- What doyou mean?

- He wasn't the one, okay?.

- Oy, the one.

- He had no sex appeal.

Mother, sha!

He's right over there.

[Rabbi Continues ]

Marriage is

the hardest thing we do.

She is 28 years old. She hasn't

dated in a year. I'm afraid...

- she'll be alone forever--

- Mom, would you shut up?. I'm atoning!


# Gray clouds

are gonna clear up #

# Put on a happyfrace #

# Brush offthe clouds

and cheer up #

# Put on a happy frace #

# Take offthe gloomy mask

ofrtragedy #

# It's notyour style #

# You look so good

thatyou'll be glad#

# You decided to smile #

# Pick out a pleasant outlook #

# Stick out that noble chin #

# Wipe offthat

frull-ofr-doubt look #

# Slap on a happy grin #

# And spread sunshine #

# All over the place #

#Just put on a happy frace #

# Spread sunshine #

# All over the place #

#Just put on a happy frace #

# Gray clouds

are gonna clear up #

# With sunshine

all over the place #

# Ifryou'll put on #

# A happy frace #

# Gray clouds

are gonna clear up #

# With sunshine

all over the place #

# Ifryou'll put on #

# A happy frace ##

[ Telephone Ringing ]

Peter, I ' m tel I i ng you,

trust me on this one.

- I t means "speechless, without words."

- I think "unimpressed."

- No, "speechless, perplexed."

- Are you sure on this?.

- I'm sure. Everybody gets this wrong.

- I'm almost positive here.

- Howard, define "nonplussed."

- "Speechless, perplexed."

Oh, thankyou, Howard.

- Oh, and Howard,

that cellist with the thing?.

- Two umlauts. Both "U"s.

Right, right, right.

Oh, my God! Hi!

- Hi. Thankyou.

- Congratulations.

-Okay, you're glowing. Areyou thrilled?.

-Let's see.

I can't drink, smoke

or eat sushi for nine months.

- Honestly, I'm panicked.

- Oh, my God.

Did you guys celebrate last night?.

- It's so exciting.

- Yeah. Oh, God. Matthew's so excited.

- Meyers, I gotta talk toyou.

- Hey, Stein.

Chuck, did you get my E-mail?.

- Yeah. Uh, "deep-seeded." Who knew?.

- Right.

It has nothing to do with seeds.

Refrers to how deeplysomething is set.

- Sorry about that,Josh.

- Oh, sh*t!

- No problem. Don't worry about it.

- What is this?

- What didyou do to this?

- What is what?.

This profile. You gutted it.

You totally gutted it.

It was sappy and long-winded.

You practicallywent down on the guy.

Went down on the guy?.

Okay, you know what, Meyers?.

This is one ofthe great

directors of our time.

I think he merits

a little praise in the lead.

- It's an article, Stein,

not a puff piece.

- It's a tribute.

- This is an artist. We can't

afford an adjective for him?.

- [Telephone Ringing]

Not one?. I think it was a really

good piece. It was well written,

- it was clear, it had heart--

- Stein?.

- Stein?. Your phone is ringing.

- Yeah?. What?.

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

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