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

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$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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Paris Morgan: You know Al, there's something we've been avoiding, all day. Something I think maybe we oughta do.
Alvin Johnson: I think you're right. This may sound kinda silly. How do we do it?
Paris Morgan: [laughs] Well... just go for it. Ya know?
[they turn and look at each other, Paris expecting Al to kiss her]
Alvin Johnson: We'll break up first thing tomorrow morning. In the hallway, so everyone can see. I mean make a big scene. But, a dignified scene. 'Cause you know we got to protect our reps.
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It was good.
10 August 2005 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I liked it. It was nothing special, but I liked it. It was a good story about issues that most teens deal with everyday. And it was funny.

In the movie, Alvin (Cannon) is a nobody who wants to be a popular somebody. As somebody who once wished he could be more popular in high school, I completely understand where Alvin was coming from. So when popular cheerleader, Paris (Milian) gets into a jam, Alvin offers to help her if she pretends to be his girlfriend.

But Alvin soon finds out that there's more to popularity than he realized. As Paris puts it, "Popularity is like a job" and you have to "work" to keep up with everyone else. In the end, Alvin learns that it's far more rewarding to just be himself. (There's a cliché we never get tired of hearing.)

I thought the acting in the movie was great. Nick, Christina and the rest of the cast were believable in their roles, but still managed to stay funny. I especially liked Steve Harvey, playing Nick Cannon's 'Stuck in the 70's' dad.

This movie may not be 10/10 great, but if you're looking for a good date movie, you may want to consider this one.


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