Starring Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Alba, John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall, James Franco
Pleasant. Silly. Likable.
In the vein of superior ’90s teen comedy, Clueless, Never Been Kissed is a sweet, romantic, over-the-top comedy. It stars the always endearing Drew Barrymore as Josie Geller, a marginalized copy editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, hoping for her chance to be a reporter. It comes when she’s given an undercover job pretending to be a high school student to fish out a story. As high school was a nightmare last go around, Josie, who’s never had a boyfriend, is not real keen on the assignment. It’s all fine and mostly amusing if you’re in the mood for a light diversion, but it’s pretty forgettable even with its cast of up-and-comers.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-