Movies & Videos
Navigation Bar
Navigation Bar

    Related Item
'Drive Me Crazy'

By Desson Howe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 1, 1999

  Movie Critic

'Drive Me Crazy
Adrian Grenier and Melissa Joan Hart star in "Drive Me Crazy." (20th Century Fox)

John Schultz
Melissa Joan Hart;
Adrian Grenier;
Gabriel Carpenter;
Ali Larter;
Keram Malicki-Sanchez
Running Time:
1 hour, 43 minutes
Contains sexual situations and strong language
Adrian Grenier, the puckish-mouthed star of "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole," and Melissa Joan Hart, who plays TV's teen witch Sabrina, are just the latest human widgets gliding along the career conveyor belt between TV series and teen movie romance.

This one is actually much sweeter than the usual teen fare, thanks to the likability of both stars. But the plot – in which the girls back-stab and boys just feel lust – is enough to make any thinking person want to shoot a hole in the screen. Grenier plays a sloppy, coffehouse type called Chase. Hart is Nicole, a prissy pep-rally gal. Both have grown up together as next-door neighbors and friends. Both go to the same school. Both have single parents. So you can see where this is going, right from the start. At any rate, the idea is to keep them apart for as long as possible, until that inevitable last dance. The things separating their ultimate union: both belong to different cliques. And both are involved with others: Chase has a flagging relationship with Dulcie (Ali Larter). And Nicole is hopelessly taken with a jock star (Gabriel Carpenter).

When their romantic projects fall apart, Chase agrees to dress preppie and pretend to be Nicole's boyfriend, so both can make their estranged parties jealous and – hey, if you need any more information than this, it sounds like you're primed for this movie.

© Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company

Back to the top
Navigation Bar
Navigation Bar