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Never Been Kissed (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 April 1999 (USA)
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A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

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Storyline

Chicago Sun Times copy editor Josie Gellar (25), who was desperate to graduate from perfectionist copy editor to reporter, gets her chance when the goody owner orders the editor to cover the high-school scene by undercover. Josie, who was a frustrated, ridiculed nerd, gets a popular make-over from her drop-out, naturally funny brother Rob Geller. Both siblings find love and joys of youth again. But in Josie's case, it's sensitive bachelor teacher Sam Coulson, who enjoys sophisticated conversation. As the publication deadline approaches, the price of blowing their cover seems ever more daunting, yet inevitable unless she sacrifices her career. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£825,168 (UK) (27 August 1999)

Gross:

ESP 224,279,960 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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James Franco's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Josie and Sam are painting, she wipes paint on his face. In the video that everyone at the office is watching, he wipes the paint off before putting paint on her face. In the shot of them "actually" he doesn't wipe the paint off at all. See more »

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Merkin: Hey, Merkin ain't jerkin', he's workin'.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Nowhere Slow
Written by Adam Lohrbach
Performed by Homegrown
Courtesy of Outpost Recordungs
Under License From Universal Music Special Markets
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Feel Good Movie
7 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVED this movie. Not as great as "50 First Dates", but it's definitely a repeater, especially on a rainy day or with a group of girlfriends. Yes, the plot was "cute" and maybe even unbelievable, but what's so bad about a feel good movie. Drew as Josie and her romance with the teacher is so sweet and brother baseball wannabee adds to the movie's good feeling. With all the junk out there, what's so bad about a good movie the whole family can enjoy? Without being embarrassed while watching with your kids! Drew is an awesome actress that really seems to be unappreciated for the most part. This is definitely one of her best roles!


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