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The Boyfriend School (1990)

Don't Tell Her It's Me (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 September 1990 (USA)
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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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A romantic comedy about true love under false pretenses. See more »

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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Trivia

"The Boyfriend School" was the film's working title until the marketing department at Hemdale, its studio, learned that the title tested poorly in its surveys. Alternate titles considered included: "Two of Gus," "What She Knew," and "Don't Tell Her It's Me," with the latter title finally making the cut. However, the film was retitled "The Boyfriend School" for cable-TV airings, as well as the DVD release. See more »

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

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Lizzie Potts: No! Annabelle! Don't play with the space heater coil. Piglet, if you breath gas it will tie up all your available hemoglobin and there will be none left for oxygen transfer. Your lips and nail beds will turn cherry red and you'll die of carbon monoxide poisoning. I like to acquaint her with consequences.
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Features Narc (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Flames D'Enfer
Performed by Beausoleil
Traditional: Words and Arrangement by Michael Doucet, BMI
Published by Happy Valley Music, BMI
Rounder Records Corporation
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"I _loved_ it", says a very wistful-romantic artist:)
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without going into much detail of the actual plot itself, let me just say that this was _the_ first movie I asked for as a special-occasion gift.

I loved it better than I did the movie "Pretty Woman", the first time I saw that one.

Every time after I rented this movie (before I got my own copy), I felt better than I'd felt before watching it, at the end of a bad work-day or whatever. _Every_ time. {{;'-)

--Maybe partly because the two main love-interests' "financial-class" and preferred-job-types are so much closer to my own real-life ones.

--And because I already like the town which was the main setting for this film, and because it seems to me there's a softer, much more "wistfully-shimmery" feeling to most of the lighting and color (as I said, I'm a graphic-artist myself) in this than there was "Pretty Woman"...at least in my opinion.

--Not to mention I liked the overall type of humor in this a bit better. :)

I'm sure there're some folks who might consider it a bit too "syrup-y". But I loved it.

The only reason I didn't give it a slightly higher rating, incidentally, was (w/o giving away any surprises) simply that I felt there were a very few (but slight:) "loopholes" in the storyline, perhaps.

In general, though, I thought it was wonderful.


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