Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed ★★ 1999 (PG-13)
Lightweight and logic-defying, Barrymore's producing debut hypothesizes that the people who were unpopular in high school want another chance at it. Not. Stillnerdy newspaper copy editor Josie is assigned to go undercover as a student and write about high school life. She see it as a chance to be a big-time journalist and one of the “cool kids.” When it turns that not much has changed for her, she enlists the help of her brother (Arquette) and a coworker (Shannon), and eventually falls for sensitive teacher Sam (Vartan). Barrymore is sweet, but doesn't exactly stretch here, and the script sounds a lot like the John Hughes comedies of the ‘80s. Probably more enjoyable if you're actually high school age. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall, Sean M. Whalen, Jeremy Jordan, Marley Shelton, Jordan Ladd, Jessica Alba, Carmen (Lee) Llywelyn; D: Raja Gosnell; W: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein; C: Alex Nepomniaschy; M: David Newman.