Never Been Kissed (1999)

Raja Gosnell directs Drew Barrymore, David Arquette and Michael Vartan in this teen romantic comedy where a dowdy journalist goes undercover as a high school girl, only this second chance sees her having to fit in with the cool kids.

Tries to do a lot with its overstocked cast, 80s nostalgia and law bending romances but a really game lead performance by Barrymore centres it. The very attractive star leans into her mugging, gross out and slapstick moments – whipping up laughs in even the most serviceable scenes. Her sweetness, sexiness and sense of timing proves compelling… as self produced vehicles go, Barrymore knows precisely what works for herself.


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