Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed (1999)

Many people wish they could go back to high school, knowing what they know as an adult; Josie Geller gets the chance to do just that in the comedy Never Been Kissed. Josie (played by Drew Barrymore) is a 25-year-old copy editor at a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 9, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unoriginal and unremarkable high school satire adds little to the genre.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Drew Barrymore's virtuoso performance smooths over the plot holes.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Drew Barrymore has been well cast as someone who doesn't act her age.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A genuinely sweet and romantic story for teens.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The most exhilarating American movie I have seen this year -- which isn't saying much.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Relatively inoffensive and relentlessly mediocre.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The material is pretty much the same as She's All That and the other recent high school movies, but Barrymore has the big screen stuff to pull it off.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

While Never Been Kissed belongs heart and soul to Barrymore, Sobieski's natural poise and assurance reminds us that her own prime time is not so very far away.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

This is an okay date flick. It's somewhat forgettable, like high school should be, but possessing a few moments it'll be tough to get out of your head.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
I love Drew in these rom coms. She plays a geeky girl who goes back to high school as an undercover reporter.
Martin Sahlin
I don't wanna be the badguy...but kinda boring
Aj V
This is a movie I loved when I was younger, but as I got older it got more ridiculous and less funny. It has a story that has been used in other films, but… More
Cassie Hill
Adorable movie about a journalist, Josie Geller, asked to go undercover as a senior student at South Glen South High School. She agrees to it but forgets that… More
Melvin White
Rob Geller: Wow, that was just like "Carrie"! I thought she was gonna kill us all.† "A Comedy With Class" Never Been Kissed is one of the… More
Bethany Murphy
Another great romantic film! Drew Barrymore plays her character perfectly. A must see!