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Never Been Kissed (1999)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis ...
Roger in Op-Ed
Armand Reiser ...
David Doty ...
Hairplug Bruns
Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
Sun-Times Worker


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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A Comedy With Class. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jamás besada  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Arquette stars alongside both Drew Barrymore and Marley Shelton; Arquette starred in all four Scream movies. Drew Barrymore starred in the first Scream whilst Marley Shelton reunited with Arquette in Scream 4 - 11 years later. See more »


In the first outdoor gym class scene, you can see mountains in the background. There are no mountains in the Chicagoland area. See more »


Thomas 'Tommy' Salomme: [Swinging the buchet on the ferris wheel] If the buckets a rockin' dont come a kn-kn-kn-knockin'... Yeah!
Sam: I like to say that men change, but we never do.
Thomas 'Tommy' Salomme: [sarcastically, making fun of Josie] Mr. Coulson Rocks my world!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »


References Risky Business (1983) See more »


Girls Move Their Butts
Written by Grandmaster Slice and David Martin
Performed by Grandmaster Slice
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Feel Good Movie
7 April 2005 | by 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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