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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:
Drew Barrymore ... Josie Geller
David Arquette ... Rob Geller
Michael Vartan ... Sam Coulson
Molly Shannon ... Anita
John C. Reilly ... Gus
Garry Marshall ... Rigfort
Sean Whalen ... Merkin
Cress Williams ... George
Octavia Spencer ... Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis Sarah DeVincentis ... Rhoda
Allen Covert ... Roger in Op-Ed
Armand Reiser Armand Reiser ... Dutton
David Doty David Doty ... Hairplug Bruns
Derek Morgan ... Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)
Kathleen Marshall ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Never Been Kissed See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,707, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

$55,474,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,565,230
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Garry Marshall's character is speaking to his employees at the Chicago Sun-Times board room, he says, "I don't even know my own kids." His real life daughter, Kathleen Marshall, is sitting to his right when he's speaking. See more »

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When the Denominators are holding their bake sale, the sign on the table for Pi reads "3.1457..." Pi is actually 3.14159265... See more »

Quotes

Josie Geller: Let me tell you something, I don't care about being your stupid prom queen. I'm 25 years old. I'm an undercover reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and I've been beating my brains out trying to impress you people. Let me tell you something Gibby, Kirsten, Kristin, you will spend your lives trying to keep others down because it makes you feel more important. Why her? Let me tell you about this girl she is unbelievable. I was new here and she befriended me no questions asked. But you, you were ...
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The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

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Referenced in Carter: Harley Gets Replaced (2019) See more »

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Nowhere Slow
Written by Adam Lohrbach
Performed by Home Grown
Courtesy of Outpost Recordungs
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Oh, the oppression...
11 March 2001 | by Willow192See all my reviews

...Of upper, white, suburban life. I'm tired of little cute, fairy-tale-like movies such as this one. This would NEVER happen in real life...The plot if predictable and has been done only about...1 billion times. I just have no sympathy for the characters in this movie. Drew Barrymore playing a nerd...yeah right! She's gorgeous. I mean...I'm not halfway as cute as she is and I find myself more popular than she was. Then there's LeeLee...who's equally as gorgeous as Drew, if not more. I hate the way movies now a days make it like smart people can NEVER be popular.

Is this the way that suburban high schools are really like? Thank God that mine isn't like this at all. You can only be popular is you dress like a slut, wear tons of lip gloss, act like a ditz, and fail all of your classes. Now I thought this was a pretty good movie...just too unrealistic and predictable. I seriously was making bets when I was watching it with my friend and little sister in the movie theater. Of course...they didn't want to disagree because they knew that it would happen too. What's the message of this story? Lie and cheat and then you'll be popular and get the guy.


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