|Drive Me Crazy|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Schultz|
|Produced by||Amy Robinson|
|Screenplay by||Rob Thomas|
|Based on||How I Created My Perfect Prom Date|
by Todd Strasser
|Music by||Greg Kendall|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$22.6 million|
Drive Me Crazy is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. Originally entitled Next to You, the film's title was changed to Drive Me Crazy after one of the songs from its soundtrack, "(You Drive Me) Crazy" by Britney Spears. The film grossed $22,593,409 worldwide, against an $8 million budget, making it a moderate box office success. The soundtrack featured The Donnas, who also appeared in the film.
Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) and Chase (Adrian Grenier) live next door to each other. Although they have different personalities, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the midst of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that they are attracted to each other.
Drive Me Crazy was filmed in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, including Sandy and Ogden. The high school scenes were filmed at Ogden High School. The street scene with 'Union Station' in the background features Odgen's Historic 25th Street and Union Station. The dance club scene was filmed inside the now-closed "Club Vortex" on Exchange Place.
The film opened in the United States and Canada on October 1, 1999 in 2,222 theaters.
The film opened the same weekend as Three Kings in 720 fewer theaters, and opened at number six at the United States box office for the weekend with a gross of $6,846,112. The film went on to gross $17,845,337 in the United States and Canada and $4.7 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $22.6 million. Due to its low budget of $8.5 million, the picture was expected to recover its costs.
|Drive Me Crazy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
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|Released||September 28, 1999|
|Singles from Drive Me Crazy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
The soundtrack was released on September 28, 1999, by Jive Records.
"Turbo-Teen", the film's theme by Sugar High, was not included on the soundtrack. "Run Baby Run" from Deadstar, played during the club scene, was not included on the soundtrack.
with band members even appearing in the 1999 teen comedy Drive Me Crazy as their alter egos, the Electrocutes.