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Lightweight and logic-defying, Barrymore's producing debut hypothesizes that the people who were unpopular in high school want another chance at it. Not. Still-nerdy newspaper copy editor Josie is assigned to go undercover as a student and write about high school life. She see it as a chance to be a big-time journalist and one of the "cool kids." When it turns that not much has changed for her, she enlists the help of her brother (Arquette) and a coworker (Shannon), and eventually falls for sensitive teacher Sam (Vartan). Barrymore is sweet, but doesn't exactly stretch here, and the script sounds a lot like the John Hughes comedies of the '80s. Probably more enjoyable if you're actually high school age.

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Available on Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, High School, Not-So-True Identity, Chicago, Front Page, Prom, Flashback, Teen Angst, Brothers & Sisters
Screenplay
Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
Cast
Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall, Sean M. Whalen, Jeremy Jordan, Marley Shelton, Jordan Ladd, Jessica Alba
Cinematography
Alex Nepomniaschy
Director
Raja Gosnell
Music
David Newman
Producer
Sandy Isaac, Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Flower Films, Bushwood Pictures, 20th Century-Fox

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Nicholle

This is a pretty good movie. Josie Geller, at 25 the youngest Chicago Sun-Times copy editor, really is good at her job, which requires brain more than writing skills. The owner of the paper now wants her and no other to report undercover about today's high schools. Josie enrolls and quickly falls back into her own school habits: She was then known as Josie Grossie, she did not make any friends, she even was humiliated. Now, with a good job in her life and with her experiences from a life after school, she tries to fit in as well as possible. Having to seek friendship with some pretty but not very bright girls instead of with the people who really interest her gets really hard for Josie, but her job is at stake, if there is no gripping cover story soon. Falling for a teacher whom she is ordered to shred to pieces in her article, Josie is confronted with her greatest conflict - but also with the chance to undo mistakes she did in her own school days.