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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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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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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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Trivia

David Arquette plays Rob Geller. His ex-wife, Courteney Cox, played Monica Geller on her show Friends (1994). See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Anita's lipstick color changes from dark to light between the meeting and Josie's office. See more »

Quotes

Josie Geller: Rob, your not going to believe it, I made friends with a whole table of rastafari. Not just one, a whole table... You know what's a weird word? Fork. Oh my God, someone ate my entire pie! I don't know how that happened!
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Spoofs Carrie (1976) 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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Second half was better
22 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought my one-line summary was going to be 'this was a very bad idea', a line spoken by Drew Barrymore's character. At that point in the movie, there were no likeable characters to speak of, except maybe Drew's brother. But Drew's character grew on me. And her brother played a bigger role in the movie's second half. Overall, things started getting better as time went on. And the best acting performance, to me, was that of the actress playing a nerdy kid who became Drew's friend. I was pleasantly surprised to find the name Leelee Sobieski in the credits. She has impressed me before, without my knowing who she was, and she did it again. By the end of the movie, I was feeling pretty good. It didn't have to be quite so dirty, though.


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