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Dallas Morning News:
There's plenty to pick on, such as the mean-spiritedness of much of the film's humor, or yet another relentless parade of pointless pop-culture references.
Los Angeles Times:
While Never Been Kissed belongs heart and soul to Barrymore, Sobieski's natural poise and assurance reminds us that her own prime time is not so very far away.
New York Observer:
The most exhilarating American movie I have seen this year -- which isn't saying much.
The movie's screenplay is contrived and not blindingly original, but Barrymore illuminates it with sunniness, and creates a lovable character.
The movie's tiresome joke is that, even the second time around, Josie still can't get it right.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Drew Barrymore movies have an advantage that others don't -- they have Drew Barrymore in them. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she makes more lousy pictures than any other good actress.
Barrymore again displays her remarkable ability to get the audience rooting for her singular blend of vulnerability and sunny optimism.
A likable romantic comedy with an engaging premise and strong cast!