SOME THINGS ARE WORTH WAITING FOR.
Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore), a copy editor at Chicago Sun-Times, gets an undercover assignment that sends her back to high school to learn what today’s teenagers are going through. The script gives Barrymore’s character a chance to do everything right in school the second time round – a clever wish-fulfillment idea, but it’s also too harmless and predictable, not “rufus” enough (see the movie and you’ll know what I’m talking about). Barrymore is credible though, both as a geeky 17-year-old and as a 25-year-old hopeless romantic.
1999-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Raja Gosnell. Cast: Drew Barrymore (Josie Geller), David Arquette (Robert Geller), Michael Vartan (Sam Coulson), Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Garry Marshall… Octavia Spencer, Jessica Alba, James Franco.