Whatever It Takes 2000

Whatever It Takes

Critics Consensus

Whatever It Takes is another run-of-the-mill teeny-bopper romance flick. Cliche jokes and a tired plot capture few laughs.

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A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman (Shane West) is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell (James Franco) has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter (Marla Sokoloff). The two agree to help each other in their romantic quests, but, as they come closer to their goals, both Ryan and Chris suspect that they might be pursuing the wrong girls.

Cast & Crew

Shane West
Ryan Woodman
Marla Sokoloff
Maggie Carter
James Franco
Chris Campbell
Richard Schiff
P.E. Teacher
Julia Sweeney
Kate Woodman
Matt Berenson
Co-Producer
William H. Brown
Executive Producer
Victoria Dee
Executive Producer
Mark Schwahn
Co-Producer
Ed Shearmur
Original Music
Tim Suhrstedt
Cinematographer
Ronald Roose
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Critic Reviews for Whatever It Takes

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (56)

Audience Reviews for Whatever It Takes

  • Apr 25, 2009
    Whatever it takes is a basic teen chick-flick. It's predictable. Very easy to guess what will happen right at the start, but, it's fun to watch. James Franco and Shane West are both insanly good with there roles, there's alot good looking girls, and the comedy side of it is not so bad either. Overall: It's worth watching and a fun flick. The actors/comedy saves it from being anything worse then average, but the predictable typical storyline keeps it from being any better then average. Check it out if you wanna just relax and watch a tyipcal teen-chick flick.
    Bobby H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2008
    Cute teen flick is not too bad at all and has some pretty funny silly jokes at the beginning. Overcoming the predictable plot, some dialogue is very clever and the acting and directing are good. A few characters are interesting enough to hold attention and even get a few laughs. Many moments seem to be like <b>She's All That</b> too. A cute renter but do not put too much thought into it. Better than average coming-of-age fare. Overall good job but the ending is bad.
    Steven V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2008
    James Franco possibly made it worth the watch but I still wouldn't recommend it.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2007
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