A delightful 1999 Drew movie. She produced it (Flower Films) and starred in it. As a brilliant college graduate and copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, Drew (Josie Geller) is sent on her first assignment as a reporter. Her new adventure at age twenty five, takes her as an undercover investigator back to her old high school to find out what goes on and what has changed. Actually, just like nearly ten years before, Drew has her hands full just trying to fit in. Navigating the social lessons are still formidable. Cliques, mean people, show off's, and rejection, give Drew a little trouble passing herself off as seventeen and as an english major in college, she quickly gets boos and hisses in literature class. Through some tense moments, new friends, twists of fate and the curse of falling in love with her English teacher, Drew finds herself as the Prom Queen at school and nearly fired at work. However with a clever plot, love, and Drew's world class acting, the chaos has a tearfully funny and happy ending.
All in all, it is a middle-of-road movie. Setting, photography, cast and script about three stars. Drew Barrymore, the usual five stars. It has been said that when the director calls for action, drew just begins speaking, and the crew wonders if she heard the call. She did. Drews devastating childhood, two decades of experience, five generations of Barrymore talent, her personal charisma and irresistible charm, determined will to survive and reach stardom is the more compelling of these two stories. Drew can carry any movie and it is always a joy to see her work.