Friday, August 12, 2011

My Favorite Movies: Never Been Kissed


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.


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.


This movie also features a lot of cute boys.

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

And lots of great quotes and terminology (and fashion - it's all about the horseshoes!).

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.


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.



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

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

  3. 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!