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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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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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Jam├ís besada  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 224,279,960 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

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Gibby Zerefski: You totally ripped off my Malibu Barbie idea!
Kirsten Liosis: Nuh-uh, I'm Disco Barbie!
[Kirsten does a funky dance move]
Kristin Davis: And I'm Evening Wear Barbie.
[Kristin flips her hair]
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) See more »

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Innocent Journey
Written by Chris Karn
Performed by Sonichrome
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Music Special Markets
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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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