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Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

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

Director:

Troy Byer (as Troy Beyer)

Writers:

Michael Swerdlick (screenplay "Can't Buy Me Love"), Troy Byer (screenplay) (as Troy Beyer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Can't Buy Me Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$21,897,389, 7 March 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Walter walks into the locker and falls down, you can see the mat on the floor. See more »

Quotes

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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Written by Ainz Brainz Prasad (as Ains Prasad) and Obi Nwobosi
Produced by Presidential Campaign
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Remake
22 April 2007 | by NatalieShaakSee all my reviews

This movie was just okay. Not too sure why they decided to remake this class 80s flick. I still like the original better and Patrick Dempsey made the character much more believable than Nick Cannon can. Loved the scenes of Nick Cannon cleaning the pool and dancing to Michael Jackson. Christina Millian was okay, but the acting was not that great from her. The best actor in the movie were "Alvin"s sidekick friends, Kenan Thompson and Kumar from Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. The soundtrack was pretty unremarkable and that was one thing I remembered from the original. It was pack full of classic 80s songs. Overall, the plot was as cheesy as the original and pretty hard to believe. Some of the plot was random, such as Christina's boyfriend being in the NBA and cheating on her. Some lines of dialog directly from the original movie.


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