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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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They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. 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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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)

Gross:

£1,063,205 (UK) (7 July 2000)
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Faye Grant and Stephen Collins, who play Nicole's parents, are married in real life. 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 »

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Chase: I didn't expect you to fall in love.
Dulcie: I didn't expect you to fall into the Gap!
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Written by Daniel Goffey, Gareth Coombes, Michael Quinn, and Robert Coombes
Performed by Supergrass
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Refreshing
15 February 2002 | by (Hertfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised at how realistic the characters felt. For once the leading lady was not head cheerleader/prom queen but an average girl with a good intelligence.

There were some divisions in pupils, but there were no spotty nerd characters who did nothing but play with computers and watch Star Trek. They actually had an alternate respectable social world.

I was annoyed that our sporting hero seemed to be the only guy who scored for the basketball team, but you can't have everything.

The relationships were slightly more believable, impulse attractions were short lived, and dormant attraction and friendship was re-awakened in a smooth and acceptable manner. The subtle conniving women were enjoyable to watch.

I was expecting a really poor and tacky American High School comedy, but found a quite refreshing change from all the other movies that have been listed in these reviews.

And a word of advice... if you hate high school comedies then don't watch it. Personally I can't stand those movies with that old cliche of boy and girl attracted to each other. I mean puleeze.


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