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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?


The main DVD menu is borrowed as a fake-out DVD intro for Fight Club as a reference to both the vandalism of project mayhem and the film's messages of anti-consumerism, anti-hollywood and anti-romance. See more »


After Josie eats the brownie, she dances with the band and everyone is laughing, including George back in the van. However, the video/pin is on Josie's dress, therefore he would not see her dancing, and instead would see what Josie sees. See more »


[faking "Valley Girl" accent]
Aldys: Oh my God, like, there goes another lemming!
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Crazy Credits

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Go Daddy O
Written by Scott Morris (as Scotty Morris)
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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Under License From Universal Music Special Markets
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Love this film!
6 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a truly hilarious film and one that I have seen many times. Drew Barrymore is brilliant as Josie Geller, as is David Arquette as her brother. You cringe with embarrassment at the thought of her returning to high school as the film is a reminder of what high school was really like! Her outfits are wacky and weird, and it brings back memories of those who dressed a bit differently! The gorgeous Michael Vartan was adorable as the teacher (wish there had been teachers like that when I was at high school!) and Josie's boss is fantastic. This is a film you could watch again and again, with a fabulous sound track! One for all those at school in the 90's to watch!

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