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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

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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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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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Just before the question at the drive-in about having sex with Agent Scully from The X-Files (1993), when the establishing shot of the drive-in comes on the screen a light can be seen in the top right darting about in the sky like a UFO. See more »

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In the lunch scene when Chase and his friends are pulling the prank on the rest of the class, the video camera which is supposed to be taping the prank is turned off. See more »

Quotes

Ray: I'm staying
Dave: Why?
Ray: I like to party. I like to get down.
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References American Graffiti (1973) See more »

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Sugar
(contains elements of "I Want You Back")
Written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.), Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell),
Freddie Perren (as Freddy Perren) and Deke Richards
Performed by Don Philip
Courtesy of Jive Records
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You guys are taking this movie too seriously!

It's a teen movie. It's not meant to be analized.

The concept was fairly original. Scheming Teen Socialite plots to get a dream date for the school Centennial Dance (NOT the prom, as most descriptions say) and it falls through at the last minute. Her next door neighbor and childhood former best friend is dumped by his girlfriend. The two of them pretend to be a couple to make their former significant others jealous and ward off the scorn of their friends. She makes him over in her immage (of course: "If you want to get results, you have to go to extremes!").In the process she learns a little from him as well and they fall in love. The movie also has a cast of secondary characters who are interesting.

This isn't Shakespare, folks! It shouldn't be analized to death. It's fun and entertaining. Sit down and watch it and leave the cliff's notes at school.

The actors were great (It's nice to see that Melissa can play something besides Sabrina). Adrian Greere and the rest of the cast were great too.

The soundtrack was great as well. Get the CD: (You Drive Me) Crazy, Unforgetful You, I Want It That Way, It's All Been Done, Stranded, Faith in You, Is This Really Happening To Me, Steps, Hammer To The Heart, One For Sorrow, Sugar, Regret, Original, Help Me Save The Youth of America from Exploding, and we can't forget "Keep on Loving You" by the teen girl rocker group "The Donnas".

You can get this movie for $5.88 at Wal-Mart!


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