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Drive Me Crazy

The movie Drive Me Crazy was based on the book Drive Me Crazy.

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Movie details for Drive Me Crazy

The movie was released in 1999 and directed by John Schultz. Drive Me Crazy was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins, Susan May Pratt, Mark Webber (II), Kris Park, Gabriel Carpenter, Ali Larter, Lourdes Benedicto, Keri Lynn Pratt, Natasha Pearce, Jordan Bridges, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Mark Metcalf, William Converse-Roberts, Faye Grant, Derrick Shore, Andrew Roach (II), Joey Lopez and Jessica Frandsen.

 

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This conflicted teen comedy can't decide what it wants to be. Is Drive Me Crazy a mainstream piffle about a popular girl who turns her grungy next-door neighbor into a dream date? Or is it a sneaky critique of high school conformity? Melissa Joan Hart (T... Read More
This conflicted teen comedy can't decide what it wants to be. Is Drive Me Crazy a mainstream piffle about a popular girl who turns her grungy next-door neighbor into a dream date? Or is it a sneaky critique of high school conformity? Melissa Joan Hart (TV's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) is angling to get asked to an upcoming dance by a basketball star, but when her plans go awry, she turns to a childhood friend (Adrian Grenier from The Adventures of Sebastian Cole) in the hopes of avoiding total humiliation. Grenier wants to win back his recently lost girlfriend, so he agrees to Hart's total makeover plan to induce jealousy. Naturally, the scam turns into something sparky. Teen flicks always make things too glossy and upscale, but Drive Me Crazy somehow fumbles its design and ends up looking false and square. The movie initially presents Grenier's transformation as unqualified good, with no sense that anything he was doing before--political protests, alternative music, rebellious pranks--had any value. But as the plot unfolds, a few barbed twists undercut the good cheer, sneakily commenting on school spirit and popularity. These themes wrestle uncomfortably with the movie's production values, resulting in a curiously provocative jumble. This confusion is probably why the movie was only a modest success in theaters, but it's actually what makes Drive Me Crazy worth looking at now. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Drive Me Crazy

Drive Me Crazy was written by Todd Strasser. The book was published in 1996 by Simon Pulse. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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TV's Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) stars in her first major movie role in the fall's most romantic movie, Drive Me Crazy, which introduces audiences to new heartthrob Adrian Grenier. Based on the book by popular author Todd Strasser, th... Read More

TV's Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) stars in her first major movie role in the fall's most romantic movie, Drive Me Crazy, which introduces audiences to new heartthrob Adrian Grenier.

Based on the book by popular author Todd Strasser, this is the date movie you've been waiting for.

In a story of true makeover magic, fashion-conscious Nicole Maris quickly has to remake next-door neighbor Chase Hammond from grunge king to prom king. What's a girl to do?

Just wait for the hilarious events that follow: can Nicole pull this off? Or will it be prom disaster with a big "D"?