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* OlderThanTheyLook: Josie is chosen to go undercover as a high school student because she looks young for twenty-five, at least at the start of the movie. For some reason Josie actually looks a lot older when she's masquerading as a student, with her curled and unflattering haircut, heavy make-up and dowdy clothes. Josie in her work outfit is much more believable as a student.

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** The school marching band is heard playing the theme to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.


* CoolSword: The main reason Guy is excited to go to prom as Orlando from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' is that he gets to carry a sword.



* ForcedMeme: Guy proclaims “rufus" as the new cool word and tells his friends to spread it around. Because Guy is the BigManOnCampus, it actually works. And when [[Creator/JamesFranco one friend]] tries to spice it up by saying “rufulicious,” Guy insists that it’s just “rufus.”

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* ForcedMeme: Guy proclaims “rufus" "rufus" as the new cool word and tells his friends to spread it around. Because Guy is the BigManOnCampus, it actually works. And when [[Creator/JamesFranco one friend]] tries to spice it up by saying “rufulicious,” Guy insists that it’s just “rufus.”



* GilliganCut: Rob enrolls in high school, so he can become a popular kid and then help Josie become popular. Josie scoffs at Rob’s arrogance in assuming he can become immediately popular, but in the next scene Rob has already won over the cool kids winning an eating contest.

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* GilliganCut: Rob enrolls in high school, so he can become a popular kid and then help Josie become popular. Josie scoffs at Rob’s arrogance in assuming he can become immediately popular, but in the next scene Rob has already won over the cool kids by winning an eating contest.



* InformedAttribute: Guy is the most popular guy at school and according to Josie, “the guy you get up to see at school,” but he does ''absolutely nothing'' that makes him stand out from any of the other students, except that they all look up to him.



* WhatTheHellHero: Rob and Sam feel this way toward Josie after she reveals she is really a reporter pretending to be a high school student

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* WhatTheHellHero: Rob and Sam feel this way toward Josie after she reveals she is really a reporter pretending to be a high school studentstudent.


* ForcedMeme: Guy proclaims “rufus: as the new cool word and tells his friends to spread it around. Because Guy is the BigManOnCampus, it actually works. And when [[Creator/JamesFranco one friend]] tries to spice it up by saying “rufulicious,” Guy insists that it’s just “rufus.”

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* ForcedMeme: Guy proclaims “rufus: “rufus" as the new cool word and tells his friends to spread it around. Because Guy is the BigManOnCampus, it actually works. And when [[Creator/JamesFranco one friend]] tries to spice it up by saying “rufulicious,” Guy insists that it’s just “rufus.”


* EmbarrassmentPlot: Josie’s major motivation is to redeem her high school experience after being traumatized by the most popular guy in school, who pretended he was taking her to the prom but then threw eggs at her when he came to pick her up. At the end, Josie becomes prom queen but sacrifices her own popularity to prevent Aldys from being humiliated at prom.

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* EmbarrassmentPlot: Josie’s major motivation is to redeem her high school experience after being traumatized by the most popular guy in school, who [[PrankDate pretended he was taking her to the prom prom]] but then threw eggs at her when he came to pick her up. At the end, Josie becomes prom queen but [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices her own popularity popularity]] to prevent Aldys from being humiliated suffering a similar humiliation at prom.



* GilliganCut: Rob enrolls in high school, so he can become a popular kid and then help Josie become popular. Josie scoffs at Rob’s arrogance in assuming he can become immediately popular, but in the next scene we see he has already won over the cool kids winning an eating contest.

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* GilliganCut: Rob enrolls in high school, so he can become a popular kid and then help Josie become popular. Josie scoffs at Rob’s arrogance in assuming he can become immediately popular, but in the next scene we see he Rob has already won over the cool kids winning an eating contest.



** Josie is named after Josie and the Pussycats.

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** Josie is named after Josie and the Pussycats.a [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats guitar playing pussycat]].


''Never Been Kissed'' is a 1999 RomanticComedy film directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/DavidArquette, produced by Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]] Flower Films.

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''Never Been Kissed'' is a 1999 RomanticComedy film directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/DavidArquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon, and Creator/JohnCReilly, directed by Raja Gosnell, and produced by Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]] Flower Films.
Films. This is also one of the first movies of Creator/JessicaAlba and Creator/JamesFranco as part of the popular kid posse.



* AdultsDressedAsChildren

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* AdultsDressedAsChildrenAdultsDressedAsChildren: Josie--and later, Rob--pretend to be high students, despite having graduated years ago.



* ChickFlick
* CoordinatedClothes: The group of mathematical enthusiasts go to a prom in matching outfits. It makes them feel secure.

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The group of mathematical enthusiasts go to a prom in matching outfits. It makes them feel secure.secure.
** The GirlPosse, now including Josie, all buy cardigans together.
* DaEditor: Gus is hard on Josie and skeptical about whether she has what it takes to be a true journalist, but he clearly cares about her.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Josie Grossie!



* EthicalSlut: Anita is a great friend and {{Foil}} to Josie. While Josie is a hopeless romantic waiting for that one BigDamnKiss, Anita is way more sexually liberated but still hoping to find a true love.



* ForcedMeme: Guy proclaims “rufus: as the new cool word and tells his friends to spread it around. Because Guy is the BigManOnCampus, it actually works. And when [[Creator/JamesFranco one friend]] tries to spice it up by saying “rufulicious,” Guy insists that it’s just “rufus.”



* GilliganCut: Rob enrolls in high school, so he can become a popular kid and then help Josie become popular. Josie scoffs at Rob’s arrogance in assuming he can become immediately popular, but in the next scene we see he has already won over the cool kids winning an eating contest.



* RomanticComedy

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* RomanticComedyRomComJob: Josie is a copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times.


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* ShoutOut:
** Josie is named after Josie and the Pussycats.
** Rob calls Josie “[[Film/TheGraduate Mrs. Robinson]]” after Guy asks her out.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Rob and Sam feel this way toward Josie after she reveals she is really a reporter pretending to be a high school student
** Sam is mad at Josie for lying about her true identity and almost setting him up for being attracted to her.
** Rob is mad at Josie for outing him as well, ruining his chance to play high school baseball again.


* FirstKiss:

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* EmbarrassmentPlot: Josie’s major motivation is to redeem her high school experience after being traumatized by the most popular guy in school, who pretended he was taking her to the prom but then threw eggs at her when he came to pick her up. At the end, Josie becomes prom queen but sacrifices her own popularity to prevent Aldys from being humiliated at prom.
* FirstKiss: Josie dreams of having her first [[BigDamnKiss great kiss]], [[spoiler:and finally gets it in the final scene of the movie]].



* HotForTeacher: Played with.

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* HotForTeacher: Played with.Josie and Coulson fall for each other, so much so that Josie's bosses at the ''Sun-Times'' want that to be the focus of her ultimate story. Instead, Josie writes an open love letter to him, culminating in her [[FirstKiss First]] BigDamnKiss.



* LiarRevealed

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* LiarRevealedLiarRevealed: Josie outs herself [[WhatTheHellHero and her brother]] at the prom.


* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: A couple instances. When asked about her name, [[Creator/LeeleeSobieski Aldys]] replies that her mother was 'going through her Harlequin romance phase' when she named her. Josie tries to reassure her that it's not any easier being named after a [[JosieAndThePussycats guitar playing pussycat]].

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: A couple instances. When asked about her name, [[Creator/LeeleeSobieski Aldys]] replies that her mother was 'going through her Harlequin romance phase' when she named her. Josie tries to reassure her that it's not any easier being named after a [[JosieAndThePussycats [[ComicBook/JosieAndThePussycats guitar playing pussycat]].


* FirstKiss: {{Trope Namer}}.

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* FirstKiss: {{Trope Namer}}.


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* OrbitalKiss: Josie and Sam in the end.

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** And again later. She's late again, coming down off a high, wearing the same clothes as the night before, has the word "loser" on her forehead, throws up on camera, and then is knocked out by a door.


''Never Been Kissed'' is a 1999 RomanticComedy film directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and David Arquette, produced by Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]] Flower Films.

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''Never Been Kissed'' is a 1999 RomanticComedy film directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and David Arquette, Creator/DavidArquette, produced by Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]] Flower Films.

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*FirstKiss: {{Trope Namer}}.


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'''''Never Been Kissed''''' is a 1999 [[RomanticComedy comedy]] directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and David Arquette, It was produced by Drew Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]], '''Flower Films'''. [[Creator/DrewBarrymore Josie Geller]] is a 25-year-old journalist assigned to report undercover as a [[AdultsDressedAsChildren high school student]] to help parents become more aware of their children's lives. Back when she really was a high school student, Josie was a nerd with bad personal hygiene; as a result she was very unpopular. Her initial efforts to fit in at school are about as successful as they were in her teens, but with the help of her brother Rob (Arquette), Josie becomes more popular. She also finds herself falling for one of her teachers, who believes she's 17 years old and is disturbed by his own attraction to her. When he learns the truth, it becomes a question of whether he can forgive her for the deception or if that will keep them from being together.

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'''''Never ''Never Been Kissed''''' Kissed'' is a 1999 [[RomanticComedy comedy]] RomanticComedy film directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Creator/DrewBarrymore and David Arquette, It was produced by Drew Barrymore's [[ShamelessSelfPromoter production company]], '''Flower Films'''. [[Creator/DrewBarrymore company]] Flower Films.

Josie Geller]] Geller (Barrymore) is a 25-year-old journalist assigned to report undercover as a [[AdultsDressedAsChildren high school student]] to help parents become more aware of their children's lives. Back when she really was a high school student, Josie was a nerd with bad personal hygiene; as a result she was very unpopular. Her initial efforts to fit in at school are about as successful as they were in her teens, but with the help of her brother Rob (Arquette), Josie becomes more popular. She also finds herself falling for one of her teachers, who believes she's 17 years old and is disturbed by his own attraction to her. When he learns the truth, it becomes a question of whether he can forgive her for the deception or if that will keep them from being together.


** But then again it was 1992, the part of the 90s where popular fashion and music from the 80s was still dying.

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** But then again it was 1992, the part of the 90s where popular fashion and music from the 80s was still dying. Josie herself is certainly not aware of fashion trends.

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