A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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
Leelee Sobieski was originally offered the role of Kristin but she opted to play the role of Aldys instead finding that character more interesting. See more »
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 »
Somebody once said, "To write well, you have to write what you know." Well, here is what I know...
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »
I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It was charming, funny, and, at times painful. I, however think it was painful to watch because I had such a hard time at high school, and I could relate to this movie.
It reminded me of "Mean Girls" a lot, although this had a softer edge to it.
It was a bit predictable, but, sometimes a good, sweet, romance with a happy ending is what you want in a movie.
The acting was good, and the story was believable-if a bit far-fetched.
The sound track was awesome!
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