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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1999 (USA)
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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The last guy she wants is the only one she needs. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$17,843,379 (USA) (14 January 2000)
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Elijah Wood was supposed to star opposite Melissa Joan Hart but looked too young See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the Centennial Dance, Nicole has more than one earring in each ear. A few seconds later when she is talking to Alicia she only has a stud in each ear. See more »

Quotes

Sue Ryan: It's easy to be a bitch now that Brad Seldon's available.
Nicole: It's easy to be a bitch either way.
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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: No Place Like Home (1999) See more »

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Is This Really Happening to Me?
Written by Alex Greenwald
Performed by Phantom Planet
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Been done a lot better elsewhere.
17 January 2001 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Often when a teenage actress reaches her twenties she's anxious to leave off the schoolgirl roles and try something different, so one might have thought it would take something special to get Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina...," "Clarissa...") back in the classroom again. I can't believe that this movie was it, though. It appears to be an attempt at the "sophisticated" style of teen dramedy made popular by movies like "Clueless" and "Cruel Intentions" and TV shows like "Dawson's Creek," but this film is clearly not in the same league with those, mostly because of a listless script. "Drive Me Crazy" is more likely to put you to sleep than to arouse any emotions suggested by its title. The intentions may have been good here, but the execution strikes me as simply uninspired. There's nothing much at all to recommend it.


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