Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Raja Gosnell and produced by Sandy Isaac and Nancy Juvonen.  The screenplay was written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains sex related material and some drug content)
Run Time:  1h 47min
Release Date:  April 9, 1999 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director:  Raja Gosnell
Studio:  20th Century Fox




Never Been Kissed stars Drew Barrymore, Michael Vartan, David Arquette, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Alba, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, James Franco, Octavia Spencer, Marley Shelton, Jordan Ladd, Garry Marshall, Jeremy Jordan, Sean Whalen, Allen Covert, Andrew Wilson and Gregory Sporleder.

Never Been Kissed is the story of Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore), a baby-faced junior copy editor at the Chicago Sun-Times who was desperate to graduate from copy editor to reporter.  She gets her chance when the owner of the paper orders the editor to cover the high-school scene and Josie is given the assignment to pose undercover as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture.  Josie enrolls and quickly falls back into her own high school habits and tries to fit in as well as possible.

Josie sees the assignment as an opportunity to redo everything and correct the mistakes she made in high school.  She gets a makeover and with the help of her brother, Rob (David Arquette), who was very popular in high school, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus.  But she hits a major snag in her investigation–not to mention her own failed love life–when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson (Michael Vartan), and is instructed to focus the story on a teacher who falls for his student.  Josie has to decide whether to be true to her dream of being a reporter or true to her heart.

Movie Quotes

“Well, all I can tell you is that when you get to be my age, guys will be lined up around the block for you.” – Sam Coulson
“You have to say that because you’re my teacher.” – Josie Geller
“Actually, I shouldn’t say that because I’m your teacher.” – Sam Coulson 
“That thing. That moment when you kiss someone, and everything around you becomes hazy, and the only thing to focus is you and this person, and you realize that person is the only person that you’re supposed to kiss for the rest of your life, and for one moment you get this amazing gift and you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it will go away all at the same time.” – Josie Geller
“Damn girl… you are a writer.” – Cynthia

“All you need is for one person to think you’re cool, and you’re in. Everyone else will be scared to question it.” – Rob Geller

“I’m not Josie Grossie anymore!” – Josie Geller

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Drew Barrymore as Josie Geller

Michael Vartan as Sam Coulson

David Arquette as Rob Geller

Leelee Sobieski as Aldys

Jessica Alba as Kirsten

Molly Shannon as Anita

John C. Reilly as Gus

James Franco as Jason

Octavia Spencer as Cynthia

Marley Shelton as Kristin

Jordan Ladd as Gibby

Garry Marshall as Rigfort

Jeremy Jordan as Guy Perkins

Sean Whalen as Merkin

Allen Covert as Roger

Andrew Wilson as School Guard

Gregory Sporleder as Coach Romano