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Never Been Kissed (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 April 1999 (USA)
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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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She's never been hip. Never been cool. Never been in... Until now 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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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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It is an issue in the movie that Josie is considerably older than her "high school crush" Guy (she is supposed to be 25, while he would be about 17), but actually, Drew Barrymore is 2 years younger than Jeremy Jordan, the actor who plays Guy. See more »

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During a flashback to Josie's high school days, a student is shown pouring Sprite into her backpack. The can design shown is current and was nonexistent in the early '90s. See more »

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Rob Geller: Wow, that was just like "Carrie"! I thought she was gonna kill us all.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Under-rated Barrymore Love Story
11 April 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

I can't say that I embrace this as a Romantic Comedy, as I found little funny about it. I did find it endearing, entertaining, heartwarming, and terminally sweet, and while there were some witty moments, I found them more bittersweet than outright comedic.

I liked this one. Barrymore has grown so much as an actress, and it's always wonderful to catch her on the big screen, but this translates well to the small screen, too. In fact, on subsequent viewings, I like this one more and more.

If you're a fan of the Romantic Comedy, then you may be a bit put off by lack of comedic effect with this one, but if you're in it for the romance, it's definitely here to be found.

It rates a 7.8/10 from...

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