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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

by  |  August 27th, 2013  |  Romance

In all truth it is very rare when I see a romance movie that holds my interest, I am not one of those guys that for the most part, ‘cry’s’ at movies, and I am also not some one who is frequently a fan of snooty pretentious art house films… But then again, I am also not some one who is a fan of action movies for the action, Science Fiction movies for the Science Fiction, or even horror for the blood and guts…

For me, it is true that my favorite films tend to fall in the genres of horror and science fiction, but the truth is, is that rather you see it or n0t, in horror, these types of stories generally tend to be my favorite parts of the genre (a story of some one or a group who have to overcome overwhelming odds to survive)… And Science Fiction generally tends to lend itself to either a really fun story in general, or like with, ‘Star Trek’ tends to lend itself to a truly fun story line that gives hope for the future… With all that in mind, you might be wondering why I am mentioning Horror and Science Fiction in a recommendation for a Romantic Comedy movie…

Well simply put, Romantic Comedies have a very similar thing for me regarding the stories, they can some times be funny, heart warming, incredibly sad, with great plot and character development, all wrapped up in a story that oft times has a truly great ending that leaves you feeling good, and you know! That is a large part of why I really enjoyed the movie, Drive Me Crazy (1999)!

Don’t get me wrong, there is a truly awesome cast in this movie that is truly representative of the dwindling days of the 90s teen romantic comedy… Including: Melissa Joan Heart (Melissa & Joey), Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Ali Larter (Heroes) to name a few!

Nicole Maris (Hart) and Chase Hammond (Grenier) may not be to happy with each other… But that will change soon enough!

But the truly best part of this movie is the story, you see this story tells of how 2 next door neighbors, ‘Nicole Maris’ (Hart) and, ‘Chase Hammond’ (Grenier), 2 people who are absolutely polar opposites… (I,e. Nicole is essentially the home coming queen, and Chase is the absolute definition of a reject…)

And so despite the fact that these 2 teens have lived next to each other for many years, and even go to the same High School together, they in the end have little or nothing to do with each other… That is until their troubled love life’s individually make them decide to work together collectively!

You see after Nicole is essentially dumped and with Chases problems with his girlfriend, they decide to work together and create the, (perfect couple) in an effort to make their respective other halfs jealous, as well as for Nicole to save face, but the problem is that neither one of them ended up thinking that instead of heading in a direction toward the one’s they thought they wanted to be with, that they would end up together!

These two crazy love birds are going to find out that opposites really do attract!

I ended up buying this as a double feature with the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, and when I first got it I didn’t hold out much hope for it, but when I tried I found out that it was a lot of fun and left me with a good feeling and if you try it then you might find that you like it as well!


Nathan Strack


Nathan Strack is a Writer/Director/Filmmaker & Owner/Founder of: Hell In Space, Strack Web Design Service & Strack Store.

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