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Drive Me Crazy

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Adrian Grenier, Melissa Joan Hart, ...

Drive Me Crazy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
91 minutes
performer:
Adrian Grenier, Melissa Joan Hart
director:
John Schultz
distributor:
Fox Home Video
author:
Rob Thomas
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B+

Drive Me Crazy, a not-completely-dumb flick about two lovelorn high schoolers who fake couplehood to spite the dream dates who’ve dissed them, harks back to the lesser achievements of the genre’s golden age — more ”Pretty in Pink” than ”The Breakfast Club.”

Hart (”Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), making her starring feature debut, exhibits a Ringwaldian grasp of the burdens of being ”in,” while Grenier is a soulful rebel in the Andrew McCarthy mold. And despite ”Crazy”’s Britney Spears- and Backstreet Boys-laced soundtrack, it’s REO Speedwagon’s ’80s anthem, ”Keep on Loving You,” that rocks out the movie’s ”Sixteen Candles”-worthy ending, in which the right people hook up at the big dance. All that’s missing is Anthony Michael Hall.

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