Never Been Kissed

Corrected entry: Drew Barrymore's character is supposed to be 25 years old. If she graduated even at age 17 she would have graduated in 1990 yet the flashbacks and the advertising lead you to believe the senior year sequences take place in the mid-80s. Impossible.

Correction: The point of her sporting 80's fashion is to point out that she was not in touch with what was current at the time.

Kimberly Mason

Corrected entry: When Josie and Guy arrive at the Prom her friends ask her who she and her date have come as. She tells them they have come as Rosalind and Orlando. One of her friends says "Shakespear?" but none of the friends mouths move when this line is said.

Correction: It was Josie saying "Shakespeare?" off camera, not one of the other girls.

Stacey Kotlarczyk

Corrected entry: In Josie's first English lesson at school, her teacher suddenly gets very over excited and starts ranting about a famous hockey player. In one shot, he is holding (and swinging) the stick, but in the next shot it has mysteriously vanished. (00:27:15)

Correction: They show him set it down against the wall.

Corrected entry: The scene where the popular kids hide Josie's car makes absolutely no sense. There's no way they would've been able to start the car without the keys, and the notion that a group of spoiled high school kids could figure out how to hot-wire a car seems highly unlikely.

Correction: Just because it seems highly unlikely doesn't mean that they couldn't do it. They might have known someone that could hot wire cars; there are many possibilities.


Corrected entry: Before they walk into the prom, talking about how Guy gets to have a sword, David Arquette says "I want a sword" but his lips don't move. (01:13:05)

Correction: It is not David Arquette that says that. It is one of the "Ken doll" guys, who are not seen in that shot.

Corrected entry: After telling Josie that she has transitioned- one of the popular girls says "People spend all of their high school life trying to transition, but they never do." She would have to have been in high school for longer than everyone else (even people who have already left) in order for such a statement to be true.

Correction: She's not talking from personal experience. The popular girl probably got her information from magazines, older siblings, friends' older siblings, or even parents.

Matty Blast

Corrected entry: In the English lesson scene where Drew Barrymore is asked to read a speech from Act 5 Scene 2 of 'As You Like It', she starts reading from a page very close to the beginning of the play. Since most Shakespeare plays are only 5 acts long, surely she should be reading somewhere near the back? (00:27:35)

Correction: Many books of Shakespeare's plays have the play at the beginning and then a large number of pages giving history and meaning and stuff. The actual play often only takes up about a third of the book.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Josie walks into her first class, her teacher places a big hat on her head for being late. Guy walks in afterwards, but why doesn't he get in trouble for being late? (00:16:35)

Correction: Guy is the most popular boy in school. This is to make it obvious that he never gets in trouble, because he is so well liked.

Timothy Cheseborough

Corrected entry: What high school lets students enroll without giving their last name? (01:17:00)

Correction: Rob probably used a last name to get into school, but purposely had his last name omitted from the ballot for prom court. He probably figured it would be more "cool" that way.

Matty Blast

Corrected entry: When they are having the sex talk and Josie and Tracy are talking about sex, Josie is trying to put on the condom. When Mr. Koolsen gets shot in the eye with the condom, the camera goes back and forth with the teacher and the 2 girls. When it does this, the banana in front of Tracy is gone then it reappears.

Correction: The banana isn't missing, it's toward the front of the desk. The legs of the plastic stand and the banana stem are visible at the far right side of the screen. Tracy finished with it and pushed it out of the way.


Corrected entry: After Drew Barrymore falls asleep on her hand after the party, she manages to print "Loser" on her head. Since the word "Loser" was the right way around on the stamp on her hand, it should be backwards on her head. It was obviously put the right way around by the director so that the following scene where everyone laughs at her would be more obvious.

Correction: The stamp had the name of the night club written twice, once forward (top) and once backward (bottom) for effect. Josie's head rested on the backward name, making "loser" appear normal.

Matty Blast

Corrected entry: Since when do baseball scoreboards have a game clock. There is no time in baseball.

Correction: When Josie walked into the coach's office and told him that all the media would be at his game, he said she could have anything she wanted. That is why the game clock was there, he got it for her for this occasion.

Corrected entry: Why is George laughing in the van when Josie is dancing in the club? How can he tell what she's doing if he can only see what the camera on her sees?

Correction: George is laughing in the van because common sense would dictate that she is on stage. He and his girl can see the crowd and the camera would be moving around as frenzied as Josie was.

Corrected entry: I can't speak for every high school sports system in America, but I'm pretty sure that if a team uses an illegal player (David Arquette) that it would be disqualified from any championship playoffs and have to forfeit all their games. It's also highly unlikely that the coach would have just handed Arquette a coaching job after he deceived him, and how would you explain to everyone why the star player on the team is now a coach. They would never get away with that.

Correction: The coach said Josie could have anything she wanted. That's how he got the assistant coach job. Everyone knew that Rob wasn't really a high school student because Josie said so at the prom.

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Factual error: In the montage sequence showing Drew Barrymore hanging out with the math club, they have a Pi poster with 3.1457869986. Only the first 3 digits are actually correct. (Pi = 3.1415926535897...) (00:25:20)

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Josie Geller: Somebody once said, "To write well, you have to write what you know." Well, here is what I know.

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Trivia: The tune the band is playing on the football field when Josie is getting her car is the opening theme from The Simpsons.


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Question: What department is Roger from? And what does that department do? I mean the Roger that Anita says she has slept with at the begining of the film.

Answer: Roger works in the op/ed department. This department deals with opinion pieces and editorials. You can find an exact definition at this web site:

Tina Gilliam

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