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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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Mitchell Potts
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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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The Boyfriend School  »

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$1,171,762 (USA)
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Trivia

In 2012, Sarah Bird, author of the film's source novel ("The Boyfriend School") and screenwriter of this film, told Texas Monthly Magazine "My exceedingly mediocre screenplay was made into an exceedingly mediocre movie." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gus Kubicek: Emily.
Emily Pear: Lobo!
Gus Kubicek: I have something to tell you...
Emily Pear: No, I have something to tell you. To ask you. Two questions: Are you gay?
Gus Kubicek: Gay? No, I am not...
Emily Pear: Great! Are you free of disease?
Gus Kubicek: I've got an ingrown toenail, but, Emily I am...
Emily Pear: Don't talk. That's all I wanted to know. God help me, I don't care if you're married. I know that you're leaving, I know we'll only have this one night but I want it Lobo. I want the memories.
Gus Kubicek: Emily... I...
[Emily proceeds to kiss him interrupting his words]
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
from "Roméo et Juliette"
Performed by Patricia Smith
Composed by Charles Gounod
Produced by Teri Nelson
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Funny Face
9 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Absolutely charming, an old school romance that would never see the light of day in the noughties.

Full of genuinely funny moments, particularly from Shelley Long chastising her infant on the dangers of sticking fingers in sockets or eating oil covered bolts in a non-chalont manner. Leads look great and have the timing for comedy. Jamie Gertz never fails to charm.

Funny, romantic, inspiring and beautiful, says this soppy old romantic.


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