Never Been Kissed Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Never Been Kissed the Movie

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Lightweight and logic-defying, Barrymore's producing debut hypothesizes that the people who were unpopular in high school want another chance at it. Not. Still-nerdy newspaper copy editor Josie is assigned to go undercover as a student and write about high school life. She see it as a chance to be a big-time journalist and one of the "cool kids." When it turns that not much has changed for her, she enlists the help of her brother (Arquette) and a coworker (Shannon), and eventually falls for sensitive teacher Sam (Vartan). Barrymore is sweet, but doesn't exactly stretch here, and the script sounds a lot like the John Hughes comedies of the '80s. Probably more enjoyable if you're actually high school age.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, High School, Not-So-True Identity, Chicago, Front Page, Prom, Flashback, Teen Angst, Brothers & Sisters
Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall, Sean M. Whalen, Jeremy Jordan, Marley Shelton, Jordan Ladd, Jessica Alba
Alex Nepomniaschy
Raja Gosnell
David Newman
Sandy Isaac, Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Flower Films, Bushwood Pictures, 20th Century-Fox

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