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The Boyfriend School (1990)
"Don't Tell Her It's Me" (original title)

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Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. ... See full summary »

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Gus is a fat cartoonist that recently won a battle against cancer, which explains his baldness. But he is also lonely. Therefore, his caring sister tries to set him up with suitable woman. But to do so, she must turn him into an irresistible man. When he falls in love with Emily, Gus takes the identity of a mysterious biker from New Zealand. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Gus #1 didn't have a ghost of a chance until he became... Gus #2. With his new looks the girl of his dreams is about to find out that looks are only skin deep when she falls in love with Gus #1 and #2. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Based on the novel by Sarah Bird also entitled "The boyfriend school" She adapted the screenplay for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Gus's "Maori" pendant bears no resemblance to actual Maori artwork. See more »

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Emily Pear: Gay? Diseased? Married... ugh!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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My Way
Written by Paul Anka (as Anka) / Jacques Revaux (as Revaux) / Claude François (as Francois) / Gilles Thibault (as Thibault)
Published by Management Agency & Music Publishing, Inc., BMI S.D.R.M.
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One of the most enjoyable romantic comedies I have seen in the 90's
8 June 1999 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Rarely I have seen a movie in which I enjoyed every minute so much. I watched the movie synchronized in German language, which I do not speak., but it did not make any difference. In fact, I was even more concentrated on acting, which was excellent. Steve Guttenberg, Jami Gertz and Shelley Long were the perfect choice for their roles. They carry the story much easier than most of their dozens-of-millions colleagues which are supposed to be the best advertisement for the movie (and usually the only reason to go and see the one).

I liked the humor, which like everything else is so simple, and therefore perfect. Although I could not understand the word that was said, it's the atmosphere that kept me attached to the screen from the first minute. The story of a girl who dreams of the kind of guy, as perfect, passionate and loving as those in the love stories she enjoys reading, and a guy who does everything to be like that (otherwise, he is too common and not interesting at all) has been told many times, but this is my favorite. It does prove, after all, that most of the times the perfect guy ("my ideal type") is actually the guy who is right there all the time.


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