My Favorite Movies: Never Been Kissed

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Never Been Kissed is the story of Josie Geller, a dorky Chicago copyeditor desperate to become a writer and reporter. Unfortunately, her big break is an undercover assignment at a local high school – and she doesn’t want to revisit her own painful high school days. With help from her cooler brother, she becomes one of the in-crowd, but discovers that popularity can come with its own set of problems. After making a mess of her story and her new relationships, she bravely takes charge as her real self – and saves the day in the process. The movie also has enjoyable supporting performances from John C. Reilly, David Arquette, and Molly Shannon.

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This movie is pretty personal to me. As a teenager, I wasn’t as painfully nerdy as Josie, but I was close. I never had my crush throw eggs at me from a limo, but I had a few experiences that were almost as bad. I feel like I’ve only grown into my looks and into my own self over the past three or so years, so I can relate to Josie’s late blooming and everything that comes with it. Obviously I don’t get a do-over of high school, but I do have a do-over of some other things. Oh and I would love to be a copyeditor – or a reporter.

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This movie also features a lot of cute boys.

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I’ll see you around the cell block, Mrs. Robinson

And lots of great quotes and catchphrases.

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Oh I’m great. Totally rufus

And an excellent soundtrack. I can’t listen to “Don’t Worry Baby” anymore without feeling a little swoony.

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In my opinion, Never Been Kissed isn’t your standard chick flick. It’s not as much about finding love as it is about finding yourself.

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3 Responses to My Favorite Movies: Never Been Kissed

  1. Jessica says:

    I haven’t seen that movie in awhile, but it’s a good one. :D

  2. bluiis says:

    Yes, a great movie! I haven’t seen it in forever. Maybe I can stream it through Netflix. :)

  3. daniak says:

    This movie is one of my favorites too! Nice write up!

    Oh, and I just checked out The Sparrow from the library today. I’ll have to let you know how I like it…though I don’t think you’ve ever steered me wrong when it comes to books, so I’m looking forward to it!

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