Kissing Jessica Stein


Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. 60
    Eventually Stein's habit of dodging its own issues grows frustrating.
  2. 58
    Westfeldt becomes irritating. That's one of the film's points, but it's made a little too well.
  3. 50
    Amusing but extremely derivative.
  4. 50
    The film is relentlessly peppy, often quite funny, sometimes a bit too convinced of its own adorableness and ultimately as smoothly reassuring as a TV sitcom.
  5. The actual finale, which so betrays what's come before it that it leaves one walking out of the theater holding a grudge against what was.
  6. Starts out as a lark, but veers into grittier, more emotionally complex territory -- just like a real relationship -- that the film doesn't have the chops to sustain.

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