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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,836,707 (USA) (9 April 1999)

Gross:

$55,469,238 (USA) (27 August 1999)
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Trivia

This is the first of two films that Octavia Spencer and James Franco have appeared in together. The second was Spider-Man (2002). See more »

Goofs

As Anita is pitching her idea about a double date to Josie, she takes off the cap to her water bottle and places it on the table. In the next shot, the water is still unopened. See more »

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[during a "sex-ed" class in which the students are trying to put condoms on bananas, Tracy has just revealed to Josie that she wants to have sex for the first time. Josie is somewhat stunned, but tries to offer advice]
Josie Geller: You know, Adelie penguins, they spend their whole lives looking for that one other penguin and when they meet them, they know. And they spend the rest of their lives together.
Tracy: But I'm not a penguin.
Sam: [has walked up next to them as Josie talked] It's an analogy.
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Referenced in Happy Endings: Party of Six (2012) See more »

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Riot Nrrrd
Written by Joel Johnson, Noah Green, Edward Cisneros, Andrew Markham, Stephen Light, John Moraski III
Performed by 2 Skinnee J's
Courtesy of Capricorn Records
Under License From Universal Music Special Markets
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You Go Drew!!!
9 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I think this movie more than any other shows what a great actress Drew Barrymore is because she plays a ugly duckling in high school which is something I never imagined her being. A great flick with lots of laughs . I don't usually go for those feel good movies but I really enjoyed this one.


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