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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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The last guy she wants is the only one she needs. 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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Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£1,063,205 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Elijah Wood was supposed to star opposite Melissa Joan Hart but looked too young See more »

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When Nicole and Chase go "cruising Broad Street", the roof of the car is clearly down. In the close-ups during their conversation, the roof of the car can be seen above them. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hammond: Are you stoned? You can tell me you know, I'd be cool.
Chase: Yeah I know you'd be cool.
Mr. Hammond: What is that supposed to mean?
Chase: It means I've read your yearbook. "Onward through the fog. Light up and party, have sex be free. We're the class of '73."
Mr. Hammond: Are you stoned?
Chase: Dad, until you come in here and you see a black light and a felt Led Zepplin poster, rest easy.
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Wig Wam Bam
Written by Michael Chapman (as Mike Chapman) and Nicolas Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
Performed by Sweet
Courtesy of New Dawn Productions Limited
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International U.K. and Ireland Ltd.
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Nice movie qualifies as good entertainment & good food for thought
10 July 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) has her eye on a hunky basketball star. She makes the overtures but he casts his gaze on a cheerleader instead. Nicole has been the major planner for an upcoming community dance and now her choice of dates is taken! Meanwhile, next door neighbor, Chase, has been dumped by his eccentric girlfriend. He's sad. Melissa cooks up a compromise. If Chase will pretend to be her guy to make the basketball star jealous, she will do the same for him and his ex. But, first Melissa insists on giving Chase a makeover. Will their schemes result in mutual benefits? And, what about Nicole's absentee father? Will he ever be interested in his daughter's happenings? This movie would make a nice conversation starter for high school teens. Besides its entertainment value, it has some good messages and quandaries about what it means to be in the "in crowd" and the "out crowd". The stars are quite good looking and have good acting abilities, especially Adrian Grenier. Typical but nice costumes and settings compliment the film, too. If you would like a movie to watch with your teenage daughter or son about self worth and choices in life, this movie would be beneficial. And, you both just might end up giggling and touched.


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