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Whatever It Takes (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  31 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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31 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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Ryan: Finger suck good. Vomit shower bad.
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Version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1978) See more »

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You Make Me Come
Written and Performed by Danny Saber and Bernard Fowler
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It Takes a Motif
1 January 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Hunky, handsome Shane West (as Ryan Woodman) thinks he's a "nerd". Mr. West persuades popular James Franco (as Chris Campbell) to help him get into sexy Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (as Ashley Grant); in return for Mr. Franco's assistance in seducing West's sweet 'n' sexy neighbor, Marla Sokoloff (as Maggie Carter). Think… "Cyrano de Bergerac!" Eventually, Franco strips to his thong, and gets tied up. All of these characters act like they are in high school… and they ARE in high school. Obviously, they have been kept back a few years. You could laugh along with them, if they did anything funny. So, how is West able to sleep at night with someone like Ms. Sokoloff that close? And, visa versa...

I'd be up all night.

** Whatever It Takes (3/31/00) David Raynr ~ Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, James Franco, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe


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