• Publication date: July 10, 2011

What if you had the chance to go back to high school? Never Been Kissed: A Comedy with Class

Drew Barrymore plays the once high school geek Josie Geller in the romantic comedy �Never Been Kissed� about a copy editor who gets the chance to relive her high school years�much to her dismay.

Drew Barrymore plays the once high school geek Josie Geller in the romantic comedy �Never Been Kissed� about a copy editor who gets the chance to relive her high school years�much to her dismay.

Josie is 25-years old and works for the Chicago Sun-Times after pushing her boss for a real journalism assignment, she is eventually sent undercover at a local high school and told to write a report on the state of America�s youth.

To get the real scoop on high school life Josie has to infiltrate the popular group, which isn�t as easy as it sounds as Josie�s own high school days were less than a desirable memory and Josie finds herself reverting back to the same geeky persona that plagued her the first time around.

Though the going is rough at first, Josie�s brother, Rob, who was popular back when he was in high school, decides to help Josie out by going undercover himself. Rob eventually gets the cool kids to come round and the start to accept Josie, who soon starts getting attention from the most popular guy in the school.

But while she�s happy to be fitting in for the first time in her life, Josie finds she has more in common with her young and attractive English teacher, Mr. Coulson. The two quickly develop a bond, which makes Mr. Coulson uncomfortable as he believes Josie is seventeen.

To make matters worse, Josie�s boss at the paper decides to change the angle of the story and instead do an expose on improper student-teacher relationships. Josie is left to decide between her new found feeling for Mr. Coulson and a budding career as a journalist.

The film did well at the box office, grossing $55 million in the United States. Drew Barrymore was also nominated at the MTV Movie awards for Best Female Performance and Best Kiss. After the film, the actress continued to see success with films like �50 First Dates� and the action hit �Charlie�s Angels.�

�Never Been Kissed� is rated PG-13 for sex-related material and some drug content.

Year: 1999

Duration: 107 mins

Genre: Romantic/Comedy

Starring:

Drew Barrymore

David Arquette

Michael Vartan

Molly Shannon

Directed by: Raja Gosnell