Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey)
Adrian Grenier (Harvard Man)
Stephen Collins (No Ordinary Family)
Mark Metcalf (Buffy)
Faye Grant (V)
Susan May Pratt (Adrift)
Ali Larter (Legalley Blonde)
Lourdes Benedicto (V 2009)
Keri Lynn Pratt (Cruel Intentions 2)
Keram Malicki-Sánchez (Punisher: War Zone)
Nicole Maris (Melissa Joan Hart) and Chase Hammond (Adrian Grenier) live next door to each other. Nicole lives with her divorced mother and Chase’s mother died of cancer, making them two teens living with their single parents. However, they are worlds apart. Nicole is up on the latest fashions; Chase, on the latest protest. She wouldn’t miss a pep rally or basketball game with her scheming socialite friends; he can usually be found in a dark coffee room with his friends who don’t care what they wear.
Nicole wants a dream date with the star basketball player, but right before it was certain they were going together, he falls in love with a cheerleader. Meanwhile, Chase’s “non-conformist” girlfriend, Dulcie (Ali Larter) dumps him for another man. Now that they have something in common, Nicole and Chase reluctantly join forces to navigate the land mines of high school love.Their scheme: date each other to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. It works all right: they both get the person they wanted. But in the midst of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted is closer than they ever realized. Finally, they dump their original dates and fall in love with each other. There is still one big twist that could ruin their relationship forever in the end. After the celebration ends, they go back home only to find out that their parents have fallen in love and will move in together, which would make them step-siblings. However, the movie ends with the feeling that they aren’t going to let that fact stop their relationship.
With a screenplay that owes more than a nod to Clueless, Heathers and Pump Up The Volume, original it is not, but as popcorn pictures go, Drive Me Crazy is slick, entertaining and full of youthful exuberance. It manages to charm without affectation, and will leave you with a smile on your face even if your teenage years are just a memory