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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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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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Elijah Wood was supposed to star opposite Melissa Joan Hart but looked too young See more »

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The length of Nicole's hair is different when she is on the school news from when she is at school watching the news. The news was supposedly filmed the same day (as you can see, since she is wearing the same shirt), but her hair is clearly a different length. See more »

Quotes

Chase: We're breaking up, aren't we?
Dulcie: I just think we're headed in different directions, that's all.
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Referenced in The Brothers Garcia: Drive Me Crazy (2003) See more »

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Help Save the Youth of America from Exploding
Written by Vinnie, Chris and Roger
Performed by Less Than Jake
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Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Predictable yet enjoyable
12 February 2002 | by (Wrexham, North Wales) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on `Sky' after watching `TOMCATS' on video, so whether my judgement has been affected by that, maybe. As compared to Tomcats this film looked like an Oscar winner, but I must say I did actually really enjoy it in its own right.

Its typical teen comedy/drama in the same vein as `TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU' and `SHE'S ALL THAT' but if you like that kind of film then this will in no way disappoint you. Hart and Grenier play polar opposite next door neighbours who hook up as a sham couple to try and win back the attention of their dates, who dump them on the eve of the schools centenary bash. It doesn't take a genius to guess what happens but its all pretty harmless and a lot of fun. Well worth and hour and a half of your time.


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