Kissing Jessica Stein


1h 36m 2001

Brief Synopsis

After an optimistic but nightmarish dating spree, neurotic New York journalist Jessica Stein happens upon an intriguing personal ad whose only drawback is that it's in the 'women seeking women' section. On a daring whim, she decides to answer it and, to her surprise, ends up instantly clicking with

Film Details

Also Known As
tentation de Jessica
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

After an optimistic but nightmarish dating spree, neurotic New York journalist Jessica Stein happens upon an intriguing personal ad whose only drawback is that it's in the 'women seeking women' section. On a daring whim, she decides to answer it and, to her surprise, ends up instantly clicking with downtown hipster Helen Cooper. The women proceed to muddle through an earnest courtship in which, with conventional gender roles absent, they are forced to make it up as they go along.

Crew

Matthew Abbott

Music Supervisor

Hayden Adams

Special Thanks To

Lee Adams

Song

Heath Allen

Other

Loretta Alston

Hair Assistant

Joey Altruda

Song

Joey Altruda

Song Performer

Antonio Anguilar

Key Grip

Martin Aurelio

Song

Danny Baker

Song

Moran Banai

Office Assistant

Augustin Barrios

Song

Samuel Baum

Special Thanks To

Ludi Bayla

Special Thanks To

Albert Beach

Song

Madison Bellanger

Assistant Camera Operator

Tarra Marie Bercegeay

Production Assistant

Chris Berger

Special Thanks To

Judy Berger

Special Thanks To

Martin Berger

Special Thanks To

Dalit Berkowitz

Special Thanks To

George Bianchini

Steadicam Operator

Jim Black

Music Supervisor

Phil Blaine

Special Thanks To

Andy Blais

Special Thanks To

Jonathan Bluman

Special Thanks To

Thomas Bolster

Special Thanks To

Justin Bond

Special Thanks To

Craig Borrell

Song

Charlotte Bourke

Production Designer

Eduardo Braniff

Associate Producer

Robet Brauner

Special Thanks To

Renee Brown

Craft Service

Melissa Bruning

Costume Designer

Juan Bryan

Other

Eileen Burke

Office Assistant

Jason Bushman

Special Thanks To

Christina Cabot

Special Thanks To

Rastine Calhoun

Song

Kim Campbell

Special Thanks To

Dave Cantor

Song

Dana Castro

Production Coordinator

Derek Cecil

Special Thanks To

David Cerrutti

Other

Jason Chaet

Creative Consultant

Larry Chen

Swing Gang

Chris Clarke

Best Boy

Nancy Cobb

Special Thanks To

Chad Cohlmia

Best Boy

Colleen Coil

Song

Jim Cook

Art Assistant

Caswell Cooke

Key Grip

Chip Cooper

Special Thanks To

Nick Corley

Special Thanks To

Steve Crystal

Special Thanks To

Nilda Cuevas

Special Thanks To

Joanna Da Toca

Assistant Art Director

Joanna Da Toca

Other

Robert Davenport

Special Thanks To

Blossom Dearie

Song Performer

Natalie Dierckx

Art Director

Fiona Distefano

Makeup Assistant

Deirdre Dolan

Special Thanks To

Bob Donaldson

Special Thanks To

Ellen Donaldson

Special Thanks To

Gerald Donlan

Sound Editor

Julie Donovan

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Dorough

Song

Christine Drago

Special Thanks To

Lou Drago

Special Thanks To

Aristotle Dreher

Production Assistant

Kate Drennen

Script Supervisor

Geoff Drummond

Special Thanks To

Phil Duff

Special Thanks To

Wade Durham

Song

Shana Eddy-grouf

Special Thanks To

Tobi Elkin

Special Thanks To

Jason Ensler

Editor

Jason Ensler

Creative Consultant

Kari Estrin

Special Thanks To

Adriana Evans

Song

Adriana Evans

Song Performer

Shane Faber

Song

Judi Farkas

Special Thanks To

Chris Farren

Song

Susan E. Farris

Casting

Hershey Felder

Special Thanks To

Derek Ferguson

Special Thanks To

Eliot Ferguson

Special Thanks To

Robert Fernandez

Rerecording

Ramon Ferro

Camera

Ted Field

Special Thanks To

Bruce Firestone

Special Thanks To

Gregory Firestone

Special Thanks To

Steven Firestone

Associate Producer

Hardy Fischer

Special Thanks To

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer

Bob Formica

Special Thanks To

Jon Friedman

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Galvelis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chloe Garcia-roberts

Art Assistant

Scott Gerson

Special Thanks To

Stephanie Giambruno

Special Thanks To

Anna Gilpatrick

Swing

Diane Goldstick

Special Thanks To

Patti Goldstick

Special Thanks To

Lou Goold

Other

David Gordon

Song Performer

David Gordon

Song

Steve Gordon

Song Performer

Steve Gordon

Song

Seth Granger

Boom Operator

Paul Greenberg

Special Thanks To

Stewart Griffin

Assistant Director

Aimee Guillot

Special Thanks To

Danny Hack

Color Timer

Jon Hafter

Special Thanks To

Bryan Haigh

Assistant Camera Operator

Lesia L Haliv

Special Thanks To

Cliff Hall

Song

Jon Hamm

Special Thanks To

Kyle Harimoto

Special Thanks To

Aaron Harmick

Special Thanks To

De Harris

Song

J.j. Harris

Special Thanks To

Ross Harris

Song

Lorenz Hart

Song

Mary Hawkins

Graphic Designer

Kevin Hench

Special Thanks To

Norma Hench

Special Thanks To

Heidi Herman

Special Thanks To

Reiko Hillyer

Special Thanks To

Jessica Hobbs

Special Thanks To

Alec Holland

Special Thanks To

Sally Horchow

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Hornak

Special Thanks To

Erica Huggins

Special Thanks To

Graeme Hunter

Special Thanks To

Todd Hunter

Assistant Location Manager

Jeff Huston

Assistant Director

Beth Irizarry

Production Assistant

David J Irwin

Gaffer

Milly Itzhak

Camera

Jesse Jacobs

Special Thanks To

Matt Janes

Line Producer

David Johnson

Special Thanks To

Lila Johnson

Special Thanks To

Wesley Jones

Office Assistant

Deb Juergensen

Special Thanks To

Heather Juergensen

Coproducer

Heather Juergensen

Play As Source Material

Heather Juergensen

Source Material

Heather Juergensen

Screenplay

John Juergensen

Special Thanks To

Shirley Juergensen

Special Thanks To

Mickey Katz

Song

Stu Kauffman

Best Boy

Tom Kearney

Special Thanks To

Scott Keiner

Assistant Director

Tony Kinsey

Song

Justin Kirk

Special Thanks To

Terrell P Kirk

Song

Courtney Klipp

Special Thanks To

Dan Korintus

Dialogue Editor

James Kornbluh

Special Thanks To

Sheri Kornhaber

Makeup

Seth Kotok

Assistant Camera Operator

Debbie Kotzubei

Special Thanks To

Jacob Kotzubei

Special Thanks To

Diana Krall

Song Performer

Scott Kroopf

Special Thanks To

Dan Kubicek

Grip

Joe Lafalce

Special Thanks To

Julie Lauren

Special Thanks To

Matthew Lawler

Special Thanks To

Bob Lawson

Special Thanks To

Daniel Leavy

Set Production Assistant

Ute Lemper

Song Performer

Tema Levine

Art Director

Mark Leydorf

Special Thanks To

Tom Lopinsky

Special Thanks To

Asia Love

Special Thanks To

Lyle Lovett

Song

Evin Lowe

Other

Jay Lowi

Special Thanks To

Romero Lubambo

Music

Simon Lund

Other

Lori Machens

Special Thanks To

David Mackay

Special Thanks To

Chris Mako

Special Thanks To

Camryn Manheim

Special Thanks To

Kurtis Mantronik

Song Performer

Kurtis Mantronik

Song

Ken Marino

Special Thanks To

Neville Marriner

Music Conductor

Paolo Martelli

Special Thanks To

Paolo Martelli

Song

Kristy Jacobs Maslin

Editor

James Mastracco

Assistant Director

Charlie Matz

Special Thanks To

Film Details

Also Known As
tentation de Jessica
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature and a Special Jury Critics Prize at the 2001 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States March 29, 2002

Limited Release in United States March 13, 2002

Released in United States April 2001

Released in United States July 2001

Released in United States October 2001

Released in United States on Video September 17, 2002

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States Spring March 13, 2002

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 4-18, 2001.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.

Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.

Limited Release in United States March 13, 2002

Released in United States Spring March 13, 2002

Expanded Release in United States March 29, 2002

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.)

Released in United States October 2001 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 4-18, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2001 (Shown at OUTFEST 2001: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-23, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video September 17, 2002

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2001.)