Whatever It Takes

March 31, 2000 0 By Fans
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A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 5.2/10 (4,907 voted)

Critic's Score: 20/100

David Raynr

Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Ryan's dreams for catching the eye of the 'goddess of the high school hallway' has a chance of becoming true when her cousin (Chris) offers to make him a deal. All he has to do is help Chris to win the heart of his best friend, the beautiful enigmatic Maggie. This sparks off a damned cute comedy as 'boy helps boy to get girl'


Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Ashley Grant

Shane West

Ryan Woodman

Marla Sokoloff

Maggie Carter

Manu Intiraymi


Aaron Paul


Julia Sweeney

Kate Woodman

James Franco

Chris Campbell

Kip Pardue


Scott Vickaryous


Colin Hanks


Richard Schiff

P.E. Teacher

Kevin Ruf

Security Guard

Erin Champaign

Shower Girl

Rachel Zerko

Shower Girl

Eric Kushnick


How low will they go to get the girls of their dreams?


Official Website:
Sony |

Release Date: 31 March 2000

Filming Locations: Beverly Hills High School – 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000


Gross: $8,735,529
(4 June 2000)

Technical Specs



Ashley Grant:
Let mommy rub 'em.

User Review

If you liked She's All That you'll like this one


In the lines of She's All That, Columbia Pictures brings Whatever It Takes,
a teen comedy with all the cliches. The story is fairly simple, unpopular
guy (Shane West) is in love with hottest girl in the school (Jodi Lyn
O'Keefe). His beautiful yet different female friend (Marla Sokoloff) is
being adored by the hottest guy in the school (James Franco). So the
unpopular guy and the popular guy team up to get the girls. They both help
each other in ways that aren't normal to each other. But when the unpopular
guy realizes that what he was looking for was right under his nose
everything becomes chaotic. The performances are good. Nobody does a stand
out job but they all do the best with what they have. The jokes are at times
really funny and at times a complete waist of time. There is a lot of racy
material for a PG-13 movie. Many of the sexual jokes can get pretty bad. If
your a teenager I think you will enjoy this film. Whatever It Takes is a
sometime enjoyable and sometime funny teen comedy with a reused plot and
many teen comedy cliches. If your looking for a comedy that breaks new
ground this just ain't it. But if your looking to enjoy yourself, you might
just get a kick out of it.