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Never Been Kissed (1999)

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

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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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9 April 1999 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the film Josie tells everyone that she's 25 years old, beforehand she reminds her brother Rob he's 23 years old. Therfore she's the older sibling by two years, off screen David Arquette is four years older than Drew Barrymore. See more »

Goofs

When Josie is telling the gym teacher she needs water, her hands are on the teacher's shoulders. In the next shot (from the opposite direction), Josie's arms are slack. Then, in the next shot (from the original direction), Josie's hands are on the teacher's shoulders again. See more »

Quotes

[during a "sex-ed" class in which the students are trying to put condoms on bananas, Tracy has just revealed to Josie that she wants to have sex for the first time. Josie is somewhat stunned, but tries to offer advice]
Josie Geller: You know, Adelie penguins, they spend their whole lives looking for that one other penguin and when they meet them, they know. And they spend the rest of their lives together.
Tracy: But I'm not a penguin.
Sam: [has walked up next to them as Josie talked] It's an analogy.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Tonight
Written by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson
Performed by Hole
Courtesy of DGC Records
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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