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A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£361,361 (UK) (9 June 2000)

Gross:

£1,063,205 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Originally titled Next to You, was renamed after the Britney Spears song, "(You Drive Me) Crazy (The Stop Remix!)", was added to the soundtrack. To help promote the movie, Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier both appeared in the music video for the song. See more »

Goofs

At the dance, the Electrocutes are playing on the stage and there is a banner with their name on it in the background. Near the end of the dance scene, the Electrocutes are still singing, but they (and their sign) have disappeared from the stage. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Maris: We're moving in together.
Nicole: What?
Mr. Hammond: Maybe we should think about this.
Nicole: Okay, you think about it here and we'll think about it in the tree-house.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Regret
Written by Ty Lacy and Dan Mukala
Performed by Mukala
Courtesy of Essential Records
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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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