Kissing Jessica Stein

中文片名 誰吻了潔西卡
評分 ★★★★

莫名把這麼舊的片子找來看還真有我的,能從頭哭到尾,看完還要大哭一場我想也只有我吧,雖然大半純屬個人情緒作祟。

Heather Juergensen和Jennifer Westfeldt將自己舞台劇Lipschtick的其中一段故事改編成電影,自己出錢拍自己演,小成本的電影竟也造成不小的迴響,不少影展給與肯定。故事關於一個傳統保守的新聞雜誌記者Jessica,事業成功但就是遇不到看得上眼的男人,被主管兼前男友數落過後,衝動之下就回應了某個雙性戀女人的交友廣告,兩人碰面之後十分投機,竟也慢慢發展了情侶關係,但直到底的異性戀Jessica怎樣也無法面對蕾絲邊(lesbian)的標籤,造成兩人的關係備受考驗。

這部片最棒的地方除了每個演員自然的演技之外,人物間的對話既真實,直接又幽默,非常能讓人與劇中人物連結,這也是為什麼很多台詞都觸動了我發達的淚腺。當Jessica的前男友評論著她的封閉,引用Anais Nin說的 “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” 著實讓我打了冷顫。Jessica的母親提起她小時候因為認為學校舞台劇中和她搭配的小男孩不夠完美而放棄了原先讓自己開心至極的舞台劇女主角機會,母女間的這段對話更讓我感動的淚流滿面,編劇以這樣的小故事去連結女主角一直以來的心態,真是太佩服了。那段關於女人永遠找不到完美顏色的唇彩,勢必要自己混合調色的論點,更是一絕。

在此分享一下該交友廣告中引用Rilke,Letters to A Young Poet的文句:”It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive.” 如果是我,也許看了誰寫了這段話也會give it a shot吧 (笑),當然我是說,也許。

喔,附帶一提,女主角Jennifer Westfeldt就是因為拍這部片開始和John Hamm開始交往至今的。

One Response to “Kissing Jessica Stein”

  1. Ira and Abby « gigi看電影 Says:

    […] 繼Kissing Jessica Stein,另一部由Jennifer Westfeldt自編自演的愛情喜劇,劇情及角色對話同樣是幽默有趣又感人,配樂也搭配的完美,我愛! […]

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