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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.

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Alvin Johnson: [about Paris Morgan] She's like frappachino with hips.
Walter Colley: With mint hot fudge and mint whipped cream.
Chuck Mattock: Clearly Alvin isn't masturbating enough.
Walter Colley: Well, thank God i don't have that problem. Holler at ya boy
[puts out hands for daps]
Kenneth Warman: [looks at Walter's hand] I'm not touching that.
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Connections

Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Road Trip (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ex-Girlfriend
Written by Beau Dozier
Produced by Beau Dozier
Performed by Nivea
Nivea appears courtesy of Jive Records
Under License from BMG Film & TV Music
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OK for a remake but charmless
2 June 2008 | by crimson_n_cloverSee all my reviews

I don't know what the original poster is talking about.This movie is nothing like "Drive Me Crazy" and is a scene by scene copy of the original source "Can't Buy Me Love".I thought it was a cute remake but loses some of the charm from the original.For one Nick Cannon never seemed close to his nerd buddies like Patrick Dempsey did.The end was rushed.I was crying with Patrick's character when the entire school shut him out but then he stood up to the bully who had been a good friend of his once.This movie was simply missing the charm of the first one.The girl that Alvin like was a pain to me.I couldn't see why he liked her but the girlfriend in the first one played the role better.


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