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Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story.

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Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$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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During the film Gus (John C. Reilly) says "who am I the Great and Powerful Oz?" James Franco, who made his film debut in this film, would later go on to star as Oz in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). See more »

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When Rob and Brett are having the coleslaw eating race, Brett watches Rob with his hands empty but seconds later in a close-up he has a hand full of coleslaw. See more »

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

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Until You Loved Me
Written by Phil Thornalley and Dave Munday
Performed by The Moffatts
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Under-rated Barrymore Love Story
11 April 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

I can't say that I embrace this as a Romantic Comedy, as I found little funny about it. I did find it endearing, entertaining, heartwarming, and terminally sweet, and while there were some witty moments, I found them more bittersweet than outright comedic.

I liked this one. Barrymore has grown so much as an actress, and it's always wonderful to catch her on the big screen, but this translates well to the small screen, too. In fact, on subsequent viewings, I like this one more and more.

If you're a fan of the Romantic Comedy, then you may be a bit put off by lack of comedic effect with this one, but if you're in it for the romance, it's definitely here to be found.

It rates a 7.8/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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