Drive Me Crazy

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Drive Me Crazy
Drive me crazy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Schultz
Produced byAmy Robinson
Screenplay byRob Thomas
Based onHow I Created My Perfect Prom Date
by Todd Strasser
Music byGreg Kendall
CinematographyKees Van Oostrum
Edited byJohn Pace
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 1, 1999 (1999-10-01)
Running time
91 minutes
Budget$8.5 million[1]
Box office$22.6 million[1]

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.[2] The soundtrack featured The Donnas, who also appeared in the film.[3]


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.


Filming locations[edit]

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 Ogden'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.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a score of 28% based on reviews from 36 critics. The site's consensus states: "Unoriginal story."[4]

Box office[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] Due to its low budget of $8.5 million, the picture was expected to recover its costs.[5]


Drive Me Crazy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1999
Alternative rock
Teen pop
LabelJive Records
Producervarious artists
Singles from Drive Me Crazy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "(You Drive Me) Crazy"
    Released: August 23, 1999
  2. "One for Sorrow"
    Released: September 1, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[6]

The soundtrack was released on September 28, 1999, by Jive Records.

Track listing
  1. "(You Drive Me) Crazy" (The Stop Remix!) - Britney Spears (3:17)
  2. "Unforgetful You" - Jars of Clay (3:21)
  3. "I Want It That Way" (Jack D. Elliot Radio Mix) - Backstreet Boys (4:05)
  4. "It's All Been Done" - Barenaked Ladies (3:28)
  5. "Stranded" - Plumb (3:38)
  6. "Faith In You" - Matthew Sweet (3:32)
  7. "Is This Really Happening to Me?" - Phantom Planet (2:45)
  8. "One for Sorrow" (Tony Moran's 7" Mix) - Steps (3:30)
  9. "Hammer to the Heart" - The Tamperer featuring Maya (3:13)
  10. "Sugar" - Don Philip (3:51)
  11. "Regret" - Mukala (4:29)
  12. "Original" - Silage (2:15)
  13. "Help Save the Youth of America from Exploding" - Less Than Jake (2:54)
  14. "Keep on Loving You" - The Donnas (3:04)

"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.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Drive Me Crazy (1999)". Box Office Mojo. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  2. ^ "U.S. Box Office". Archived from the original on January 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "Girls to the Stage: 7 All-Female Punk Bands From the Bay Area". KQED. Retrieved 2020-08-17. with band members even appearing in the 1999 teen comedy Drive Me Crazy as their alter egos, the Electrocutes.
  4. ^ Drive Me Crazy (1999) at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ Klady, Leonard (October 4, 1999). "'Double' decks 'Kings' at B.O.". Daily Variety. p. 1.
  6. ^ Phares, Heather. Drive Me Crazy at AllMusic

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