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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:
... Josie Geller
... Rob Geller
... Sam Coulson
... Anita
... Gus
... Rigfort
... Merkin
... George
... Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis ... Rhoda
... Roger in Op-Ed
Armand Reiser ... Dutton
David Doty ... Hairplug Bruns
... Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
... 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

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

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9 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jamás besada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,707, 11 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,474,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,090,474
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2.35 : 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 »

Goofs

After Josie gets the hidden camera pin, we see an almost head to toe shot of her walking up to her locker. After Guy and his friends go by, Josie walks up to the kid with fliers and we see that there is something now wrapped around her left ankle/leg. See more »

Quotes

Sam: All I can tell you is that when you're my age, guys will be lined up around the corner for you.
Josie Geller: You have to say that because you're my teacher.
Sam: Actually, I shouldn't say that because I'm your teacher.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Look Who's Perfect Now
Written by Gary Clark, Eric Pressley (as Eric Pressly), Keely Hawkes
Performed by Transister
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License From Universal Music Special Markets/Virgin Records Ltd.
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Can so so relate

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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