Gillian Flynn
October 26, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Never Been Kissed

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
Wide Release Date
04/09/99
performer
Drew Barrymore, Michael Vartan, Jessica Alba, David Arquette, James Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Leelee Sobieski
director
Raja Gosnell
distributor
Fox 2000 Pictures
author
Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

For her big reporting break, copy editor Barrymore goes undercover as a high school student in Never Been Kissed. The quondam nerd infiltrates the cool clique — a group of kids so cruel they probably make to-do lists of whom to bash. It’s broad, eyes-crossed comedy, and about as flat as Barrymore in one of her many pratfalls. Of course, everyone learns a lesson in the end. And so do we: Drew’s cuteness can get a movie only so far.

Reel Goodies Barrymore appears as dowdy Josie Geller — a look bound to thrill anyone who harbors fantasies of her as a prison matron. The Last Detail Director Raja Gosnell’s not-so-subtle hand will be at work on Martin Lawrence’s upcoming ”Big Momma’s House.”

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