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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1999 (USA)
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Nicole and Chase used to be BFFs, then junior high happened. The high school centennial dance is coming but Nicole gets dumped. So does Chase. They stage a relationship to get at their exes. They visit each other's worlds. Love in the air?

Director:

John Schultz

Writers:

Todd Strasser (novel), Rob Thomas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Joan Hart ... Nicole Maris
Adrian Grenier ... Chase Hammond
Stephen Collins ... Mr. Maris
Mark Metcalf ... Mr. Rope
William Converse-Roberts ... Mr. Hammond
Faye Grant ... Mrs. Maris
Susan May Pratt ... Alicia
Kris Park ... Ray Neeley
Ali Larter ... Dulcie
Mark Webber ... Dave
Gabriel Carpenter ... Brad
Lourdes Benedicto ... Chloe Frost
Keri Lynn Pratt ... Dee Vine
Natasha Pearce Natasha Pearce ... Sue
Derrick Shore Derrick Shore ... Tom
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Storyline

Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) and Chase (Adrian Grenier) are neighbors but are from two very different worlds. Despite their differences their love lives have a common theme. Their most recent plans for love have fallen through putting them both in a desperate state to fix them. Both Nicole and Chase conspire to pretend to find a romantic interest in each other, with the hopes of attracting the "ones who got away" from them. Leading up to the big school dance, Chase and Nicole find that their scam worked out better than they had planned.

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Taglines:

They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen alcohol and drug use, and for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox Movies

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,846,112, 3 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,845,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,593,409
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ogden High School was also the school used in Three O'Clock High (1987). See more »

Goofs

The length of Nicole's hair is different when she is on the school news from when she is at school watching the news. The news was supposedly filmed the same day (as you can see, since she is wearing the same shirt), but her hair is clearly a different length. See more »

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Dave: Hey, I finally downloaded the original Space Invaders. I'm talking quality 1981 graphics here.
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Alternate Versions

15 seconds of dialogue was removed from the Cinemax movie premiere to obtain a 1:30 runtime. See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Shake It Don't Break It
Written by Robert D. Hanna
Performed by Malveaux featuring Tai
Courtesy of Master Source
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Decent movie...for a teen drama/comedy.
14 December 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

If you don't like teen comedy/drama films, then don't bother seeing this film, you're going to hate it. There is nothing terribly original or spectacular about this film, compared to similar films, but it's still got some good stuff. There really isn't a whole lot of comedy in the film, so I'd be much more inclined to classify this film as a teen drama, so don't watch this film expecting a hilarious movie.

The cast is surprisingly good in the film. Melissa Joan Hart does a great job in her first starring role and puts on a pretty good show for the most part. She also looks very attractive throughout the film. The other main character, Chase, played by Adrian Grenier is a new face to me, but does a good job with his role. Ali Larter looks very nice in the film as well and does a fine job in her role. Stephen Collins was another familiar face to me, and does a good job, although his role is rather minor. Susan May Pratt caught my eye in "10 Things I Hate About You" and pulls off another good job in this film as well. Keri Lynn Pratt (I wonder if they're related) is another new face to me, but I will definitely keep my eyes open for her future work after seeing her in this film. She is also quite easy on the eyes. The rest of the cast did a good job as well. Nothing to complain about in that respect.

Most of the characters were actually rather interesting. I really liked the characters of Ray and Dave, they both seemed like very likeable people and quite the underdogs (gotta root for the underdogs). I also really liked that even the jocks in this film were not really made out to be idiots and jerks (of course one of them in particular was...Eddie). The character, Brad, was the most important jock-character and he wasn't made out to be a bad person or unlikeable person at all, just a guy that Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) was head over heels for...and then wasn't.

Another thing this film really had going for it was that it stayed away from all the gross-out, stupid comedy that is so abundant in most teen movies these days. I can really appreciate a film that doesn't resort to that...sure sometime it's really funny, but most of the time it's just un-needed.

If you are the kind of person that likes teen comedy/drama films, then give this one a chance, you just might like it. Other than that, I would recommend you spend your money and time elsewhere. If you do see the film, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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