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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

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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Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film a positive three-star rating after only giving the original, Can't Buy Me Love, a half a star. See more »

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When Paris tells Al, "I wrote those words" she's really saying something else. See more »

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Paris Morgan: Come down out of that tree.
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References Family Matters (1989) See more »

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The Last Goodbye
Written by John E. Rhone (as John Rhone), Ontario Haynes and Chris Warrior
Produced by John E. Rhone (as J. Rhone) and Ontario Haynes (as O. Haynes) for Whole 9 Entertainment and Chris Warrior
Performed by Whole 9
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12 November 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

but it did keep me mildly entertained. A nerd high schooler, Alvin, comes up with the idea of fixing the hotest girl, Paris, in school's car in exchange for her to hang with him for 2 weeks. So, he becomes popular and starts blowing off his old nerd friends. You've seen this plot a thousand times. It had a few humorous moments with Alvins' dad who just wants his son to "score" and stop being a nerd. And Alvins' sister has some funny lines about why he's acting strange. It was a little disappointing to see Alvin treat Paris like crap then of course she realizes she has the hots for him.

One big complaint was that most of the high school kids in this movie looked like they were in there mid-30s, especially Alvin's nerd friends.

FINAL VERDICT: I think it is aimed for a teenage audience, and if you are over 22, I don't recommend it.


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