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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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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 »

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At the beginning of the Centennial Dance, Nicole has more than one earring in each ear. A few seconds later when she is talking to Alicia she only has a stud in each ear. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: You know, I still have the letter you wrote me in 7th grade.
Chase: Burn it.
Nicole: You said, uh - You said you hated me, and there was sonething in there about how the only way you'd ever touch me again was if you came down with leprosy.
Chase: Sorry about that.
Nicole: Don't be. I deserved it. I'm the one who should be sorry. Chase, when your mom got sick...
Chase: Please Nicole lets not do this.
Nicole: I want to, I've wanted to say this for 5 years now. When your mom got sick, I couldn't bear to go over to your house it was too hard,...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Run Baby Run
Written by C. Kennedy and B. Palmer
Performed by Deadstar
Courtesy of Mushroom Records International BV
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Thoughtful teen comedy
1 October 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I went to this film expecting it to be just a formula teen film. It does have formula to it -- such as ending with the big dance -- but it actually has some interesting ideas too. It is about the images that people hide behind, the distortions that they manufacture to escape from painful reality.

One symbolic scene takes place in a carnival fun house with mirrors that twist and pull reflections into any shape the person wants. This of course is the metaphor for what is happening with all the characters. Another interesting bit of symbolism is the MTV-like video showing the zombie-like behavior of the high school in-crowd compared to images of animals and Nazi rallies.

Yes, it's a teen romantic comedy, but it actually has some real thought in it, and the talented cast play characters that show some depth. The film is a pleasant surprise.


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