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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
Rock 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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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:

$11,836,707 (USA) (9 April 1999)


$55,469,238 (USA) (27 August 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Garry Marshall's character is speaking to his employees at the Chicago Sun-Times board room, he says, "I don't even know my own kids." His real life daughter, Kathleen Marshall, is sitting to his right when he's speaking. See more »


The geography teacher refers to "the island nation of Bali". Bali is not a nation; it has been part of Indonesia since 1950. See more »


Sam: Sorry I'm late. It took me forever to get here.
Josie Geller: I know what you mean.
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Crazy Credits

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


References She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) See more »


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You Go Drew!!!
9 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I think this movie more than any other shows what a great actress Drew Barrymore is because she plays a ugly duckling in high school which is something I never imagined her being. A great flick with lots of laughs . I don't usually go for those feel good movies but I really enjoyed this one.

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