Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
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Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clique. He offers her $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.
Aug 14, 1987 Wide
Aug 13, 2002
Buena Vista Pictures
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Darcy de Moss
Bambi La Brock
George Gray III
Jimmie ZLee Mithcell
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
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The film thinks it wants to be sincere, when all it truly wants is to be popular, just like the other kids' movies, so it sells off its originality.
It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.
As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.
The story of a nerd who pays a perky cheerleader to date him so he will become popular is almost pornographic in its uninhibited, primitive display of the confusion and insecurity that roils like a tempest in the developing mind of the American teenager
One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!
Standard '80s teen angst fodder.
Cute premise, cute leads, and Amanda Peterson? CUTE!
Okay teen comedy. Nothing special.
Shouldn't work, but it does. For the most part, anyway.
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