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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$55,469,238 (USA) (27 August 1999)
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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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Merkin: Hey, Merkin ain't jerkin', he's workin'.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
Written by Johnny Marr (as John Marr) and Morrissey (as Steven Morrissey)
Performed by The Smiths
Courtesy of Sire Records Company/Warner Music UK Ltd.
By Arrangement With Warner Special Products
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Can so so relate

Very sadly, I can relate to this movie, as I'm 17, and have yet to be kissed, so I really feel for Josie. It's been a while since seeing this film, but to write this review I re-watched it, and remembered everything I loved about it.

Drew Barrymore is a great actress, and this role suited her really well at the time. The chemistry between Sam and Josie was really good, and Michael Vartan was an excellent actor in this.

I loved the storyline too - as i said up there, I could relate, and it's rare you find a film you can completely relate to.

All over - I loved it. 7/10


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