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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

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A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.


Troy Byer (as Troy Beyer)


Michael Swerdlick (screenplay "Can't Buy Me Love"), Troy Byer (screenplay) (as Troy Beyer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cannon ... Alvin Johnson
Jordan Burg Jordan Burg ... Little Boy
Jackie Benoit Jackie Benoit ... Old Lady
George Cedar George Cedar ... Old Man
Gay Thomas Wilson Gay Thomas Wilson ... Judy Morgan
Al Thompson ... Ted
Sam Sarpong ... Kadeem
Nichole Galicia ... Yvonne Freeman (as Nichole Robinson)
Melissa Schuman ... Zoe Parks
Imani Parks Imani Parks ... Mia
Ian Chidlaw Ian Chidlaw ... Eddie
J.B. Ghuman Jr. ... JB (as JB Guhman)
Christina Milian ... Paris Morgan
Russell Howard Russell Howard ... Anthony
Elimu Nelson ... Dru Hilton


A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.

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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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Did You Know?


Soundtrack was released on December 9, 2003. See more »


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 »


Paris Morgan: Popularity is so much better than being a social leper. Popularity is a job, Al, not a privilege. It's nothing but work and worries. Work to get in. Work to stay in. Get a clue.
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Are You Ready
Written by Mr. Cheeks (as Terrance Kelly), Eric Jackson and Rick Dutch Cousin (as R. Cousin)
Produced by Rick Dutch Cousin
Performed by Mr. Cheeks
Courtesy of Universal Records
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Nothing new...
12 November 2004 | by MLDinTNSee 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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Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Don't Co$t a Thing See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,315,311, 14 December 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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