Love Don't Cost a Thing

December 12, 2003 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 4.6/10 (3,613 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director:
Troy Byer Bailey

Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg

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

Writers: Michael Swerdlick, Troy Byer Bailey

Cast:

Nick Cannon

Alvin Johnson


Jordan Burg

Little Boy


Jackie Benoit

Old Lady


George Cedar

Old Man


Gay Thomas-Wilson

Judy Morgan

(as Gay Thomas Wilson)


Al Thompson

Ted


Sam Sarpong

Kadeem


Nichole Galicia

Yvonne Freeman

(as Nichole Robinson)


Melissa Schuman

Zoe Parks


Imani Parks

Mia


Ian Chidlaw

Eddie


J.B. Ghuman Jr.

JB

(as JB Guhman)


Christina Milian

Paris Morgan


Russell Howard

Anthony


Elimu Nelson

Dru Hilton

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



Details

Official Website:
Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 12 December 2003

Filming Locations: Long Beach Polytechnic High School – 1600 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,315,311
(USA)
(14 December 2003)
(1844 Screens)

Gross: $21,897,389
(USA)
(7 March 2004)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
When Walter walks into the locker and falls down, you can see the mat on the floor.

Quotes:

Paris Morgan:
I made you Al, I will work overtime to break you Alvin!



User Review

It was good.

Rating: 6/10


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.