Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

"A Comedy With Class."
  • PG-13
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.1  (83,265)
  • 60

Never Been Kissed is a romantic comedy written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and directed by Raja Gosnell. The film stars Drew Barrymore as Chicago-Sun Times editor Josie Geller and Michael Vartan as her love interest, high school English teacher Sam Coulson. A nerd during high school, Josie was picked on and even humiliated on the night of the prom. Now, as a copy editor working for a newspaper she's tasked with getting a story about modern teenage girls by posing as one and enrolling in high school. When undercover editor-turned reporter Josie goes to her first day at the school, it's as terrible for her as an adult as it was for her as a teenager. In spite of her inability to fit in with the popular girls, Josie makes friends with an outsider group of intelligent students. As Josie adjusts, she finds herself falling for her English teacher. Meanwhile, another paper scoops Josie and prints a story about the popular kids, causing her boss to demand that she get involved with them. Josie tries to ingratiate herself with the popular crowd only to make herself an even bigger social pariah. Determined to help his sister and relive his glory days playing baseball, Josie's brother Rob, played by David Arquette, goes undercover at the school too and soon becomes popular. When he befriends Josie the teens who spurned her now welcome her into her fold but in turn she must abandon her other friends. As her popularity grows does do her feelings for Sam and her guilt at the lies she's telling. Things come to a head at the prom when she reveals the truth to all the students and faculty present. Although Sam is at first furious with her, Josie publicly puts her heart on the line and waits for Sam to meet her in the middle of a field during a baseball game. He arrives and gives Josie her first kiss.

Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed

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Never Been Kissed is a romantic comedy written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and directed by Raja Gosnell. The film stars Drew Barrymore as Chicago-Sun Times editor Josie Geller and Michael Vartan as her love interest, high school English teacher Sam Coulson. A nerd during high school, Josie was picked on and even humiliated on the night of the prom. Now, as a copy editor working for a newspaper she's tasked with getting a story about modern teenage girls by posing as one and enrolling in high school.

When undercover editor-turned reporter Josie goes to her first day at the school, it's as terrible for her as an adult as it was for her as a teenager. In spite of her inability to fit in with the popular girls, Josie makes friends with an outsider group of intelligent students. As Josie adjusts, she finds herself falling for her English teacher. Meanwhile, another paper scoops Josie and prints a story about the popular kids, causing her boss to demand that she get involved with them. Josie tries to ingratiate herself with the popular crowd only to make herself an even bigger social pariah.

Determined to help his sister and relive his glory days playing baseball, Josie's brother Rob, played by David Arquette, goes undercover at the school too and soon becomes popular. When he befriends Josie the teens who spurned her now welcome her into her fold but in turn she must abandon her other friends. As her popularity grows does do her feelings for Sam and her guilt at the lies she's telling. Things come to a head at the prom when she reveals the truth to all the students and faculty present. Although Sam is at first furious with her, Josie publicly puts her heart on the line and waits for Sam to meet her in the middle of a field during a baseball game. He arrives and gives Josie her first kiss.

Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 60.

Never Been Kissed is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Starz, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Never Been Kissed for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1999
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 47 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (83,265)
  • Metascore
    60