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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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Raja Gosnell
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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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A Comedy With Class. 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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the prom, a pregnant Mary and Joseph go to sit down at a table but they're sent away by the popular girls (Gibby, Kristen and Kirsten) saying there is no room. This is a reference to there being no rooms available at the inn during the birth of Jesus Christ. See more »

Goofs

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

Aldys: [talking about hopes and dreams] ... and I want to go to NorthWestern!
Josie Geller: Oh my Gosh! I went there!
Aldys: For what?
Josie Geller: ...To go to the bathroom once. They have really nice facilities.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature school photos of the cast and crew. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Bitter
Written by Todd Eckhardt, Steve Jackson, Tom Goodin
Performed by The Pietasters
Courtesy of Hellcat Records
By Arrangement With Ocean Park Music
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A sweet charmer
10 July 2004 | by wnterstarSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It was charming, funny, and, at times painful. I, however think it was painful to watch because I had such a hard time at high school, and I could relate to this movie.

It reminded me of "Mean Girls" a lot, although this had a softer edge to it.

It was a bit predictable, but, sometimes a good, sweet, romance with a happy ending is what you want in a movie.

The acting was good, and the story was believable-if a bit far-fetched.

The sound track was awesome!


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