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.
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
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 enters the reggae nightclub, the word "DELLOSER" is stamped on her hand. The top half of the stamp has the word regular the bottom half has the same word upside down. It still reads from left to right but the letters are upside down. Later that night, when Josie falls asleep on her hand, some of the ink from the stamp gets on her forehead. Her forehead says "Loser" - forward and right-side up. If the upper portion of the stamp had transferred, it would have said "Loser" backward. If the lower portion of the stamp had transferred, it would have said "Loser" upside down and backward. See more »
[faking "Valley Girl" accent]
Oh my God, like, there goes another lemming!
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »
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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