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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Drama  |  12 December 2003 (USA)
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Highschool loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987' Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.


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Highschool loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987' Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Love Don't Co$t A Thing but it pays to be yourself


Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Can't Buy Me Love  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,315,311 (USA) (12 December 2003)


$21,897,389 (USA) (5 March 2004)

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The campus and gym scenes were shot at Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, CA. Other movies such as Coach Carter, American Pie, and The Craft were also shot at this school. See more »


At the beach when Alvin comes out of the cave, first his shirt is over his head and one arm is threw an arm hole. When the camera goes back to him you see the white tank is only over his head. See more »


Alvin Johnson: She's like frappachino with hips.
Walter Colley: With mint hot fudge and mint whipped cream.
Chuck Mattock: Clearly Alvin isnt masterbating enough.
Walter Colley: Well than god i don't have that problem. holler at ya boy
[puts out hands for daps]
Kenneth Warman: [looks at Waltters hand] I'm not touching that.
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OK for a remake but charmless
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what the original poster is talking about.This movie is nothing like "Drive Me Crazy" and is a scene by scene copy of the original source "Can't Buy Me Love".I thought it was a cute remake but loses some of the charm from the original.For one Nick Cannon never seemed close to his nerd buddies like Patrick Dempsey did.The end was rushed.I was crying with Patrick's character when the entire school shut him out but then he stood up to the bully who had been a good friend of his once.This movie was simply missing the charm of the first one.The girl that Alvin like was a pain to me.I couldn't see why he liked her but the girlfriend in the first one played the role better.

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