Never Been Kissed

Today, EC Montreal held romantic comedy movie activity in the student lounge as part of our “Love is all around us” themed month. Last week was jammed pack with Valentine’s Day events. We had our annual Valentine’s Day chocolate festival on Wednesday and our candy-gram serenade delivery on Friday. We wanted to keep the love theme going by showing a romantic comedy.

We had large bowls of popcorn on every table in the student lounge and dimmed the lights. The movie we chose to present to the students was Never Been Kissed starring Drew Barrymore and David Arquette. The movie is about a socially awkward girl named Josie who works as a junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times. She volunteers to go undercover as a senior in high school to research contemporary teenage culture. We discover throughout the movie that Josie had a very hard time in high school. She was a geek to the core and bullied for it. She never fully recovered from all the terrible things the popular kids did to her in school. She gets the help of her brother, Rob, to make her popular so she can socialize with the cool kids to get her story. She ends up falling in love with her English literature teacher and the plan goes a little awry. She discovers through her research that kids today aren’t much different from when she went to school. There are still the teachers who march to their own beat, the geeks, the nerds, the popular kids and that one boy that you get up to go to school for.  The movie is funny, touching and very entertaining. It also has a very cool soundtrack that everyone in the student lounge really enjoyed.

We will end our “Love is all around us” themed month with our annual Pink Shirt Day activity next Wednesday. Showing this movie, in particular, about bullying is the perfect lead-in to next week’s anti-bully awareness event.

At EC Montreal, we want the school to be a bully-free zone and ask our students to think of ways to be more proactive and inclusive of everyone around them.

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