Never Been Kissed

Fox 2000 Pictures / Bushwood Pictures / Flower Films Released 1999



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Raja Gosnell

Never Been Kissed is about Josie Geller, a news reporter who gets a second chance at her high school experience for an assignment her boss gives her, but has flashbacks to her tortured unpopular past when popular Guy Perkins deems her uncool, until her brother Rob comes to the rescue. When intelligent but anti-social Josie is chosen by her boss Gus for the job, her outgoing friend Anita and Rob, a former high school baseball champion who now works at a shipping office, both think it's a terrible idea. When Josie was actually in high school, she was tormented by her fellow students and nicknamed 'Josie Grossie' She starts off her research at South Glen South the same way, constantly being embarrassed by her peers and teachers, including Guy and popular girls Kirsten, Kristen, and Gibby. She befriends Aldys, a nerdy but nice girl, and joins a mathlete group with her, but this is not the story that Gus wants for the paper, and he demands that she become friends with the popular crowd. When Rob enrolls at South Glen South as well, he proves that all it takes is one person to think you're cool, and spreads rumors about how cool Josie is, earning her instant acceptance at the cost of her true friend, Aldys. Josie has also grown close to her English teacher, Sam Coulson, whom she might be attracted to in the outside world but is off-limits while she poses as a student. Josie must decide if popularity is worth sacrificing her values and genuine friends, figure out how to get her story and maybe even get kissed- really kissed- for the first time.



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      • Production budget - $25,000,000
        Domestic gross - $55,474,756 (43rd)
        Worldwide gross - $84,565,230 (49th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $88,781,450
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $135,337,661

      • Taglines:
        1. A Comedy With Class.
        2. Some things are worth waiting for.
        3. The Class Clown Just Turned Chic.
        4. She's never been hip. Never been cool. Never been in... Until now

      • Filming locations:
        Monrovia, California
        Navy Pier, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois
        Santa Clarita, California
        Chicago, Illinois
        Jackie Robinson Baseball Stadium, UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles, California
        John Burroughs Middle School, Los Angeles, California
        William S. Hart High School, Newhall, California

      • Music:
        Catch a Falling Star
        Written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss
        Performed by Block
        Lucky Denver Mint
        Written and Performed by Jimmy Eat World
        Watching the Wheels
        Written and Performed by John Lennon
        She Bop
        Written by Cyndi Lauper, Rick Chertoff, Steve Lunt, Gary Corbett
        Performed by Cyndi Lauper
        Seventeen (Demo)
        Written and Performed by Jimmy Eat World
        Suburban Life
        Written by André Williams, Keith Williams, Dustin Miller, Steve Thronson, Brad Xavier
        Performed by Kottonmouth Kings
        (I Just) Died in Your Arms
        Written by Nick Eede
        Performed by Cutting Crew
        Cool Magnet
        Written by Joseph W. Daniels and David Scott Lucas
        Performed by Local H
        Written by Heather Grody, Leisha Hailey, Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin
        Performed by The Murmurs
        Girls Move Their Butts
        Written by Grandmaster Slice and David Martin
        Performed by Grandmaster Slice
        A Girl Named Happiness
        Written by Jeremy Jordan and Chuck Luongo
        Performed by Jeremy Jordan
        Uncle Bill's Ride
        Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
        Performed by Mister Jones
        The Simpson's Theme
        Written by Danny Elfman
        Three Is a Magic Number
        Words and Music by Bob Dorough
        Performed by Blind Melon
        Written by Geoff Gill and Cliff Wade
        Performed by Pat Benatar
        Free to Be You and Me
        Written by Stephen Lawrence and Bruce Hart
        Performed by The New Seekers
        Written by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Gregory Slay, Cinjun Tate, Shelby Tate, Cedric Lemoyne
        Performed by Remy Zero
        Here We Go
        Written by Johan Renck and Jonas Van Der Burg
        Performed by Stakka Bo
        Cumbia de los Muertos
        Written by Asdrubal Sierra, Charles Stewart, William Abers, Raul Pacheco, Ulises Bella, Jose Espinosa, Justin Poree, William Marrufo, Jiro Yamaguchi, Lucas MacFadden
        Performed by Ozomatli
        Cut Chemist Suite
        Written by Charles Stewart, Lucas MacFadden, Ulises Bella, William Abers, Jose Espinosa, William Marrufo, Raul Pacheco, Justin Poree, Asdrubal Sierra, Jiro Yamaguchi, Alfredo Ortiz, Pablo Castorena
        Performed by Ozomatli
        Me, Myself and I
        Written by Edwin Birdsong, Paul Huston, Trugoy The Dove, P.A. Pacemaster Mase, Posdnous, George Clinton, Philippe Wynn
        Performed by De La Soul
        Like a Prayer
        Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
        Performed by Madonna
        Standing By
        Written by Tim Seely
        Performed by Willis
        Barrel Organ
        Written and Performed by David Farnon
        Go Daddy O
        Written by Scott Morris
        Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
        Heaven Tonight
        Written by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson
        Performed by Hole
        Peppy Rock
        Written and Performed by Btk (as BTK)
        Never You Mind
        Written by Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter
        Performed by Semisonic
        At My Most Beautiful
        Written by Peter Buck, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills
        Performed by R.E.M.
        Nowhere Slow
        Written by Adam Lohrbach
        Performed by Homegrown
        Written by Todd Eckhardt, Steve Jackson, Tom Goodin
        Performed by The Pietasters
        Candy in the Sun
        Written by Denny Scott, Austin Hanks, Mark Hudson, Steve Greenberg
        Performed by Swirl 360
        Riot Nrrrd
        Written by Joel Johnson, Noah Green, Edward Cisneros, Andrew Markham, Stephen Light, John Moraski III
        Performed by 2 Skinnee J's
        Look Who's Perfect Now
        Written by Gary Clark, Eric Pressley, Keely Hawkes
        Performed by Transister
        Written by Nina Persson and Peter Svensson
        Performed by The Cardigans
        Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
        Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
        Performed by The Smiths
        Written by Jonathan Mead, Chris Hower, Bobby Stefano, Kane McGee
        Performed by Radford
        Catch a Falling Star
        Written by Jonathan Mead, Chris Hower, Bobby Stefano, Kane McGee
        Performed by Radford
        Closer to Myself
        Written by Ron Aniello and Kendall Payne
        Performed by Kendall Payne
        Don't Worry Baby
        Written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
        Performed by The Beach Boys
        Film Surround Mix by Ken Caillar and Leo Rossi at Highway 5.1
        Innocent Journey
        Written by Chris Karn
        Performed by Sonichrome
        Until You Loved Me
        Written by Phil Thornalley and Dave Munday
        Performed by The Moffatts

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    Comedy, Drama


    Romantic Comedy, love story, gossiping teens, Love & Romance, goodie two shoes