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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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Cast

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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The Class Clown Just Turned Chic. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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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2.39 : 1
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Josie's assignment also resembles the experiences of Cameron Crowe, who went back to his old high school at 21 and wrote a novel and screenplay based on his experience there, which eventually became the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). See more »

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When Rob and Brett are having the coleslaw eating race, Brett watches Rob with his hands empty but seconds later in a close-up he has a hand full of coleslaw. See more »

Quotes

Rob Geller: I can recognize a cry for help when I see one.
Josie Geller: Hear one.
Rob Geller: Whatever.
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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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A Naive and Silly Cinderella Fairy Tale
14 July 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Josie Geller (the lovely Drew Barrymore) is an editor of a newspaper in Chicago who gets her first chance as reporter in a matter about the life of the high-school students. She is a dreamer that has never been kissed and wonders that the penguins have a perfect relationship (only one partner for the rest of their lives). She was not a popular high-school student. On the contrary, her brother Rob (David Arquette) was very popular in high school and became a looser in real life, regretting for not having a chance as a baseball player. She applies herself in high school to get the matter, followed by her brother, who decides to help her to be popular. Then both will have a second chance for their lives and Josie will find her enchanted prince. The plot is very predictable, silly and naive, but entertains. Drew Barrymore, with her face of child, is perfect for this type of role. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Nunca Fui Beijada" ("Never Been Kissed")


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