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Never Been Kissed

Published November 23, 2019

Never Been Kissed

Film info

  • Title Never Been Kissed
  • Director Raja Gosnell
  • Year 1999
  • Run time 1hr 47m
  • Genres Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Tagline A comedy with class

In this hilarious, heart-warming comedy, Drew Barrymore shines as a budding journalist who's determined to go from geek to chic when she is sent back to high school on her first undercover assignment to learn about today's teens. At first, Josie is thrilled with the opportunity until she remembers her nickname from years ago: Josie Grossie! Can a former clueless nerd navigate the hallways of high school without tripping over her own feet?

Live blog

TimeComment
2:28I’d like to have an assistant to fetch me stationery all the time.
4:47Omg, lovely Octavia is in this! Who knew?
6:25“Damn girl, you are a writer.”
10:37That is a hideous car.
12:42Oof, yea, I wouldn’t want to go back to school at all.
19:36I think I would be that good at being undercover too. And by good, I mean terrible.
25:47Finding this film very stressful so far, but Drew is so good.
29:51Millennium theme hasn’t aged well… what does it even mean as a theme?
29:56Stop trying to make Rufus happen.
39:00Loving the sub-plot back at the newspaper office.
45:03“Oh my god, someone ate my entire pie.”
50:06God, if that’s what it takes to be popular, I’m glad to be a loser.
52:37“Boys.”
55:14It’s just weird that the brother is pretending he used to date the sister.
58:15There’s really not enough alcohol in the world to get through this movie.
1:09:32There’s just so much deception.
1:12:32Loving the people that have come as the Village People.
1:18:00Excellent soundtrack.
1:25:57“Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.”
1:34:25This is such a crazy risk.
1:40:16Franco getting whacked with a handbag, that seems right.

Thoughts

I’ve seen this before once, I think, a while back and I was nervous about watching it again because I thought it was going to be problematic. You know, teacher/student relationship, age differences, etc, etc.

Actually, they handled that better than I’d expected, and it’s a good movie. It’s got funny moments, a good cast, and Drew is just wonderful in it.

I just found it difficult for my own reasons. The high school bullying stuff is just too stressful, and I really didn’t like the levels of deception we’re talking about. I feel bad for the teacher guy and am very surprised he came back at the end, but it had to be a happy ending!

Rating: 3 / 5

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