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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alvin Johnson
Jordan Burg ... Little Boy
Jackie Benoit ... Old Lady
George Cedar ... Old Man
Gay Thomas Wilson ... Judy Morgan
... Ted
... Kadeem
... Yvonne Freeman (as Nichole Robinson)
... Zoe Parks
... Mia
Ian Chidlaw ... Eddie
... JB (as JB Guhman)
... Paris Morgan
Russell Howard ... Anthony
... Dru Hilton
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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.

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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Can't Buy Me Love  »

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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Alvin Johnson: Morning dime, pieces!
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References Family Matters (1989) See more »

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Luv Me Baby
Written by Murphy Lee (as Tohri Murphy Lee Harper) and Jazze Pha (as Phalon Alexander)
Performed by Murphy Lee featuring Jazze Pha (as Jazze PHA) and Sleepy Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Jazze PHA courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Sleepy Brown courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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It was good.
10 August 2005 | by 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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