• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Steve Rash
    In Theaters:
    Aug 14, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 13, 2002
  • Buena Vista Pictures

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Can't Buy Me Love Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Standard '80s teen angst fodder.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 1, 2004
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 5, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

July 16, 2004
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2003
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Caryn James
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2004
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2004

TV Guide's Movie Guide

At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

August 6, 2007
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Teen comedy is dated but occasionally funny.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Shouldn't work, but it does. For the most part, anyway.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!

| Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2008
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

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

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 30, 2010
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

December 12, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Cute premise, cute leads, and Amanda Peterson? CUTE!

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2004
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Okay teen comedy. Nothing special.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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March 19, 2008
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