Chicago Sun Times copy editor Josie Gellar (25), who was desperate to graduate from perfectionist copy editor to reporter, gets her chance when the goody owner orders the editor to cover the high-school scene by undercover. Josie, who was a frustrated, ridiculed nerd, gets a popular make-over from her drop-out, naturally funny brother Rob Geller. Both siblings find love and joys of youth again. But in Josie's case, it's sensitive bachelor teacher Sam Coulson, who enjoys sophisticated conversation. As the publication deadline approaches, the price of blowing their cover seems ever more daunting, yet inevitable unless she sacrifices her career.Written by
This is the first of two films that Octavia Spencer and James Franco have appeared in together. The second was Spider-Man (2002). See more »
Before the prom after Josie and Guy show off their outfits, in particular Guy's sword, you see as everyone walks into the prom, you hear Rob say, "I wanted a sword," but he is clearly smiling and not saying anything at all. See more »
[talking about hopes and dreams]
... and I want to go to NorthWestern!
Oh my Gosh! I went there!
...To go to the bathroom once. They have really nice facilities.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »
I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It was charming, funny, and, at times painful. I, however think it was painful to watch because I had such a hard time at high school, and I could relate to this movie.
It reminded me of "Mean Girls" a lot, although this had a softer edge to it.
It was a bit predictable, but, sometimes a good, sweet, romance with a happy ending is what you want in a movie.
The acting was good, and the story was believable-if a bit far-fetched.
The sound track was awesome!
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