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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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ESP 5,765,201 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Maggie Carter: I just have one last question Chris. How does it feel to be played?
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References Buns of Steel (1987) See more »

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Stopped to Fill My Car Up
Written by Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Stuart Cable (Stereophonics)
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Courtesy of V2 Records
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Freak and geek
9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Like those fashion ads that feature eerie celebrity doppelgangers this teen comedy is populated by ersatz versions of stars who, in this case are fairly vanilla to begin with. James Franco could be a milder Tom Everett Scott; Jodi Lyn O'Keefe resembles a less edgy Neve Campbell (a frightening thought indeed.) Two squares get hooked up with members of the cool crowd, only to discover looks aren't everything. The sweet, bland romantics are supposed to be made for each other, but it's more likely they deserve each other.


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