Never Been Kissed (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Drew Barrymore Josie Geller
David Arquette Robert Geller
Michael Vartan Sam Coulson
Molly Shannon Anita Olesky
Leelee Sobieski Aldys Martin
Jeremy Jordan Guy Perkins
John C. Reilly Augustus Strauss
Garry Marshall James Rigfort
Marley Shelton Kristin Davis
Jessica Alba Kirsten Liosis
Jordan Ladd Gibby Zerefski
Sean Whalen Merkin Burns
Cress Williams George
Octavia Spencer Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis Rhoda
Allen Covert Roger
Rock Reiser Dutton
David Doty Hairplug Bruns
Derrick Morgan Armcast Henson
Kathleen Marshall Sun Times Worker
Jenny Bicks Miss Haskell
Katie Lansdale Tracy
Brandon Williams Thomas 'Tommy' Salomme (as Branden Williams)
Gregory Sporleder Coach Romano
Martha Hackett Mrs. Knox
Jennifer Parsons P.E. Teacher
Andrew Wilson School Guard
Giuseppe Andrews Denominator
Alex Solowitz Brett
Niesha Trout Sera
Chad Haywood Matz (as Chad Christian Haywood)
Cory Hardrict Packer
Chad Todhunter Stoner #1
Daniel Louis Rivas Stoner #2
Mark Edwards School Guard #2
Denny Kirkwood Billy Prince
Marissa Jaret Winokur Sheila
Carmen Lee Rob's Girlfriend (as Carmen Llywellyn)
Sara Downing Billy's Prom Date
Mike Moyer Monty Malik (as Mike G. Moyer)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Raja Gosnell
Producer Sandy Isaac; Nancy Juvonen; Snady Isaac; Abby Kohn; Marc Silverstein
Writer Abby Kohn; Marc Silverstein
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 107 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Let's get this straight: Drew Barrymore started a production company to develop original scripts outside of Hollywood and the first project she chose to produce was this, a romantic comedy written by USC grads Abby Kohn and Mark Silverstein about a nerdy, virginal woman who returns to high school as an undercover reporter, finally gets to be popular, and falls in love. And Barrymore decided, as producer, that the perfect actress to play this virtuous, clean-cut, and downright annoying geek would be... Drew Barrymore? It's hard to believe that after The Wedding Singer Barrymore's not getting enough dopey, formulaic, predictable romantic comedies coming across her desk. The complete inability to buy Barrymore as unattractive, awkward, and unpopular ruins Never Been Kissed from the start, but it's doubtful a better actress could have saved it. The jokes fall flat, the romance between Barrymore and her English teacher (played by Michael Vartan) lacks chemistry, and the portrayals of high school and the newspaper newsroom is clichéd and uninspired (big surprise here: the director, Raja Gosnell, previously made Home Alone 3). Gosnell can't even give the gifted character actor, John C. Reilly, anything to do. Only David Arquette, who plays Barrymore's out-of-control brother, brings any energy to the film. --Dave McCoy
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 95
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 086162123078
Chapters 30
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Links
Internet Movie Database