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Whatever It Takes (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 March 2000 (USA)
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A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

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Ryan's dreams for catching the eye of the 'goddess of the high school hallway' has a chance of becoming true when her cousin (Chris) offers to make him a deal. All he has to do is help Chris to win the heart of his best friend, the beautiful enigmatic Maggie. This sparks off a damned cute comedy as 'boy helps boy to get girl' Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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How low will they go to get the girls of their dreams?

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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24 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Got to Be You  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,104,298 (USA) (24 March 2000)

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ESP 5,765,201 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Jodi Lyn o'keefe played a teenager in "she's all that" (1999) the year before . Both roles involved her as the "hot chick" of the school See more »

Quotes

Ryan: Finger suck good. Vomit shower bad.
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Version of Cyrano De Bergerac (1962) See more »

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Play That Funky Music
Written by Rob Parissi (as Robert Parissi)
Performed by Wild Cherry
Courtesy of Epic Records
by Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What's the point?
14 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

The only part of WIT it takes I liked was the set, Maggie and Ryan's balconies. That was cool, plus it had the opportunity to say the one funny part of the film was when Ryan jumps onto her porch and Maggie says the line [not gonna say it if people are reading this who haven't seen the movie]. Much better versions of this storyline were "Never Been Kissed", "She's All That" and the aforementioned "10 Things". I must admit, I was a little confused why they put great actors like Kip Pardue and Christine Lakin in bit parts while Jodi Lyn O'keefe and James Franco were starring.


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