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Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 April 1999 (USA)
A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

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Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Roger in Op-Ed
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Hairplug Bruns
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Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
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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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The Class Clown Just Turned Chic. See more »

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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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9 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,707, 11 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,474,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,090,474
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Josie's assignment also resembles the experiences of Cameron Crowe, who went back to his old high school at 21 and wrote a novel and screenplay based on his experience there, which eventually became the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). See more »

Goofs

After Josie gets the hidden camera pin, we see an almost head to toe shot of her walking up to her locker. After Guy and his friends go by, Josie walks up to the kid with fliers and we see that there is something now wrapped around her left ankle/leg. See more »

Quotes

Sam: [Sees Anita outside the class room] Hi... are you here for the Sex Talk?
Anita Olesky: Ooo... I like a man who gets right to the point!
Sam: Are you Pam?
Anita Olesky: ...If you say so!
Sam: [Sam leads Anita into the room] Ok Class, this is Pam, she is going to lead us today in our Sex Talk.
Anita Olesky: I what! No, I what! H-Hi I'm P-Pam. Sex. Yes well Sex. What do you say about sex really. You like a guy... you do it with him... sometimes he calls, sometimes he doesn't
[she laughs]
Anita Olesky: Oooo.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Seventeen (Demo)
Written by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
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Under License from EMI Music Special Markets
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A sweet charmer
10 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It was charming, funny, and, at times painful. I, however think it was painful to watch because I had such a hard time at high school, and I could relate to this movie.

It reminded me of "Mean Girls" a lot, although this had a softer edge to it.

It was a bit predictable, but, sometimes a good, sweet, romance with a happy ending is what you want in a movie.

The acting was good, and the story was believable-if a bit far-fetched.

The sound track was awesome!


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