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  • Summary: A modern romantic comedy that breaks all the rules -- it blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love, and finds the funny, surprising and ultimately poignant overlap between the two. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Delightfully unpredictable, hilarious comedy with wonderful performances that tug at your heart in ways that utterly transcend gender labels.
  2. A pitch-perfect gem.
  3. 88
    This movie is about the survival of the open-minded. As far as current American independents go, it's the fastest and the funniest.
  4. 75
    Small, sharply written, incisive comedy examines, with smarts and style and sexiness, the very nature of modern romance - gay, straight, and in between.
  5. Men may be gay by nature, but women are lesbians by choice -- for them, it's a simple matter of trading up. Such is the implied message of Kissing Jessica Stein.
  6. It all works on the level of a sprightly sitcom: lesbianism for the Lucy-and-Ethel crowd.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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