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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

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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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Jordan Burg ...
Little Boy
Jackie Benoit ...
Old Lady
George Cedar ...
Old Man
Gay Thomas Wilson ...
Judy Morgan
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Ted
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Kadeem
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Yvonne Freeman (as Nichole Robinson)
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Zoe Parks
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Mia
Ian Chidlaw ...
Eddie
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JB (as JB Guhman)
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Dru Hilton
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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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Love Don't Co$t A Thing but it pays to be yourself

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »
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12 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Can't Buy Me Love  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,315,311, 14 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,897,389, 7 March 2004
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Is a remake of the 1987 movie "Can't Buy Me Love" starring Patrick Dempsey See more »

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At the dinner table while Clarence is talking to Alvin, Clarence has a fork in his hand, then in the next shot he isn't holding anything. See more »

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Alvin Johnson: Morning dime, pieces!
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It may not cost a thing, but you'd have to *pay* me to re-watch a mere second of this
12 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I have not had any exposure to the original, though there is no doubt in my mind that it is superior, simply because the opposite would not seem possible. Beyond all else, I feel a great deal of sympathy for everyone who had anything to do with this, and anyone who has tried to fix their eyes upon a screen that was showing it. I don't know where this went wrong. Maybe it was a bad idea to hire some actress to write and helm a flick. I honestly don't know if Milian can act, since no one in this appear to have even a smidgen of a hint of talent in the craft, and it may, at least partially, be related to the direction. Heck, not everything in this is awful. It's just that the potency of the "suck" overpowers what relatively little of this that doesn't blow. This is a predictable, tasteless, embarrassing excuse for a romantic teen sex romp. Nobody gets through with their dignity intact. The barrier between the popular kids and the ones not considered "cool" is ridiculously excessive in this, and you find yourself not believing that much of anything that occurs in this could happen in any conceivable universe. This never made me laugh. The "humor" is forced and tries way too hard. Stooping to the lowest common denominator seldom looks *quite* this ugly. The plot slowly unfolds between this cast of caricatures, with nigh a single surprise along the way. There's some eye-candy in this. A bit of the music is OK. I recommend this solely to people who watch all they can get near of this genre of… *sigh*… movie. 1/10


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