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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1999 (USA)
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A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

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Nicole Maris is a popular high school preppy senior in Utah who gets her life turned upside down when her perfect date, Brad, falls for a cute cheerleader from another school a month before the school's centennial senior prom. After recovering from the shock, Nicole comes up with a solution to save her reputation: find a guy to appear like they're going steady and to take her to the dance hoping to make Brad jealous. Nicole then hooks up with her next door neighbor, prankster and trouble maker Chase Hammond, and tries to model him in her own image while he's looking to make his long-term girlfriend Dulcie jealous too. However, both Nicole and Chase don't expect their charade to lead it where they never expected it to. Written by Matt Patay

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They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for teen alcohol and drug use, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,846,112 (USA) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

$17,843,379 (USA) (14 January 2000)
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Trivia

The "main street" of the show is Ogden, Utah's historic 25th street. The Union building shown in the background of that scene is a historic train depot. It houses museums today. See more »

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When Nicole and Chase come home from the Centennial Dance, the sky is slightly lit, because they were out all night and the sun is coming up, not because they left the dance very early. See more »

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Mr. Hammond: We're moving in together.
[Nicole and Chase give one another a surprised look]
Mrs. Maris: Obviously, we all need to think about what this means.
Nicole: Sure, well... tell you what. Why don't you two think about it here, and we'll go think about it in the treehouse.
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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: No Place Like Home (1999) See more »

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I Want It That Way
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Written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Backstreet Boys
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Surprisingly entertaining!

Well, the plotline was predictable, however, Drive me Crazy is a highly entertaining teenage romp. The dialogue is witty, the theme is good-spirited, and, as in every teen movie, the soundtrack is great.

The film has its flaws, however, particularly in Melissa Joan Hart, one of the worst actresses of our time. Thanks to her, an almost entirely likeable character is ruined. Her cute lines are recited flatly, and she adds no wit or life to the film. However, I was very impressed with the actor portraying Nicole's project, Adrian Grenier. His looks and intelligent delivery make the entire film worth seeing.

Overall, a cute and cheery romance that does not feature the head cheerleader nor the lowest of the low geek- it presents it's characters and storyline in a fun, believable way, and it'll leave you loving every minute of it.


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