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Never Been Kissed (1999)

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

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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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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:

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,836,707 (USA) (11 April 1999)

Gross:

$55,474,756 (USA)
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Trivia

Andrew Wilson, brother of Luke and Owen Wilson, appears as the security guard. He also appeard with Barrymore in Charlies Angeles (2000) and Whip It! (2009). See more »

Goofs

The geography teacher refers to "the island nation of Bali". Bali is not a nation; it has been part of Indonesia since 1950. See more »

Quotes

Josie Geller: That'll teach me to wear white jeans after labor day.
Gibby Zerefski: I don't think you're supposed to wear white jeans after 1983.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Garbage (1999) See more »

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Cumbia de los Muertos
Written by Asdrubal Sierra, Chali 2na (as Chali 2na), William Abers (as Wil Dog),
Raul Pacheco, Ulises Bella, Jose Espinosa, Justin Poree (as Justin Porée),
, William Marrufo, Jiro Yamaguchi, Cut Chemist (as Cut Chemist)
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc.
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Love this film!
6 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a truly hilarious film and one that I have seen many times. Drew Barrymore is brilliant as Josie Geller, as is David Arquette as her brother. You cringe with embarrassment at the thought of her returning to high school as the film is a reminder of what high school was really like! Her outfits are wacky and weird, and it brings back memories of those who dressed a bit differently! The gorgeous Michael Vartan was adorable as the teacher (wish there had been teachers like that when I was at high school!) and Josie's boss is fantastic. This is a film you could watch again and again, with a fabulous sound track! One for all those at school in the 90's to watch!


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