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Kissing Jessica Stein
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 66 (Nov 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Scott Cohen, Jackie Hoffman & Tovah Feldshuh

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes 10 deleted scenes and outtakes with optional commentary, a nine-minute featurette, a trailer, and two audio commentary tracks: one with director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld and cinematographer Lawrence Sher and the other with actresses Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2005051
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

R for sexual content and strong language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 97
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/17/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When we first meet New York journalist Jessica (Westfeldt), she is fed up with searching for an intelligent, attractive date. Nearing desperation, she happens upon an intriguing personal ad...only trouble is, it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits an appealing picture, with images that are sharp and nicely detailed. Colors are rich and warm, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely balanced. While, overall, the picture has a relaxed, easy-on-the-eyes appearance, edge enhancement that can be a problem. Minor pixelization is also noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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