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Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 April 1999 (USA)
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A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

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Raja Gosnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Josie Geller
David Arquette ... Rob Geller
Michael Vartan ... Sam Coulson
Molly Shannon ... Anita
John C. Reilly ... Gus
Garry Marshall ... Rigfort
Sean Whalen ... Merkin
Cress Williams ... George
Octavia Spencer ... Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis Sarah DeVincentis ... Rhoda
Allen Covert ... Roger in Op-Ed
Armand Reiser Armand Reiser ... Dutton
David Doty David Doty ... Hairplug Bruns
Derek Morgan ... Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
Kathleen Marshall ... Sun-Times Worker
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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She's never been hip. Never been cool. Never been in... Until now See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David Arquette stars alongside both Drew Barrymore and Marley Shelton; Arquette starred in all four Scream movies. Drew Barrymore starred in the first Scream (1996) whilst Marley Shelton reunited with Arquette in Scream 4 (2011) - 11 years later. The song "Suburban Life" by Kottonmouth Kings, featured in Scream 2 (1997), is also played in this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the first outdoor gym class scene, you can see mountains in the background. There are no mountains in the Chicagoland area. See more »

Quotes

Merkin: I'm just a little tense. This whole office is not Feng Shui. All the desks are facing evil.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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References She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) See more »

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Standing By
Written by Tim Seely
Performed by Willis
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License From EMI Music Special Markets
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Can so so relate
14 June 2005 | by TheArgentWolfSee all my reviews

Very sadly, I can relate to this movie, as I'm 17, and have yet to be kissed, so I really feel for Josie. It's been a while since seeing this film, but to write this review I re-watched it, and remembered everything I loved about it.

Drew Barrymore is a great actress, and this role suited her really well at the time. The chemistry between Sam and Josie was really good, and Michael Vartan was an excellent actor in this.

I loved the storyline too - as i said up there, I could relate, and it's rare you find a film you can completely relate to.

All over - I loved it. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Been Kissed See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,707, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$55,474,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,565,230
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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