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  • Summary: A Chicago newspaper reporter (Barrymore) who goes undercover at a high school to research an article gets the chance to relive her teen years. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Barrymore pulls off the neatest trick of the year: She makes all this pop schlock matter.
  2. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    80
    A likable romantic comedy with an engaging premise and strong cast.
  3. Where Never Been Kissed succeeds is in its unabashed refusal to stoop to choosing sides in the high-school hipness war.
  4. So hopelessly cartoonish and wrongheaded in its details that there's not even a semblance of reality.
  5. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    60
    Unfortunately, the script is a light romantic comedy and unwilling to go the extra distance to really make it stick.
  6. Some so-so movies are just easy to be around, and this is one of them.
  7. Labored miscalculation of a teen-trend comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 9, 2014
    7
    Never Been Kissed is an amusing romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore. The movie hits the right notes
    and has a talented cast that includes
    Never Been Kissed is an amusing romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore. The movie hits the right notes
    and has a talented cast that includes Barrymore, Arquette, Reily and Molly Shannon. Barrymore and
    Arquette elevated the quality of the movie, without them and the rest of the cast this movie would've
    fell flat.
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  2. JayH
    May 3, 2009
    6
    Barrymore is great fun and the premise of the film is clever. It doesn't always make the best use of the plot idea, I think they miss Barrymore is great fun and the premise of the film is clever. It doesn't always make the best use of the plot idea, I think they miss some good opportunities, but I was always entertained. A fun and harmless film. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2012
    5
    Josie is an editor who works for a newspaper and has only 25 years. Her boss wants her to disguise herself as a teenager and sneak intoJosie is an editor who works for a newspaper and has only 25 years. Her boss wants her to disguise herself as a teenager and sneak into college to do an investigative piece. The problem is that in her early teens, she hasn't had good experiences and has fears that they repeat and it causes her resignation. Starting with the fact that hardly a woman of 25 years would pass for a teenager, and more strenuous has never been kissed. Taking into consideration that is a fiction we get the part that is a romantic comedy, and especially in the 90s. I believe that in the epoch it worked well in a successful way, almost became a modern fairy tale. Collapse

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