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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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Floyd
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Kate Woodman
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Harris
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Shower Girl
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,735,529 (USA) (2 June 2000)
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Trivia

The first leading film role for James Franco. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: I like that you look nervous sometimes for no reason. And when you do, you bite your lip. I like that you probably... rifled through your closet tonight... and settled with what you started out with. I like your smile.
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Version of ABC Afterschool Specials: Cyrano (1974) See more »

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Written by Moby (as Richard "Moby" Hall), Bobby Robinson, Gabriel Marion Jackson
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Courtesy of V2 Records/Mute Records
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Shane West too good looking for loser role
23 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Ryan Woodman (Shane West) and Maggie Carter (Marla Sokoloff) are best friends and neighbors. They have a slacker friend Floyd (Aaron Paul). Ryan is obsessed with high school goddess Ashley Grant (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe).

Big man on campus Chris Campbell (James Franco) wants to get the one he can't get, the virginal enigmatic Maggie. So he needs Ryan to Cyrano DeBergerac for him. In return he proposes to do the same for Ryan with his cousin Ashley.

The biggest problem is that Shane West is way too good looking for the loser role. They need somebody much more geeky, and a bad haircut really doesn't make it.

It's nothing offensive, but it just can't rise above the clichés. It's obvious where this is going, and it has an uncomfortable time getting there.


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