Can't Buy Me Love 1987

Can't Buy Me Love

Critics Consensus

While Can't Buy Me Love gets some value out of its plucky leads, this romantic comedy struggles to find grace in a cynical conceit that belongs in the bargain bin.

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Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for an entire month. As the days pass, however, Cindy grows fond of Ronald, making him popular. But when Ronald's former best friend gets left behind, he realizes that social success isn't everything.

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  • Mar 27, 2014
    The '80s romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love is a lighthearted and entertaining cult classic. Starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson, the story follows a science nerd who tries to break into the cool clique by paying the head cheerleader to act like she's dating him for a month. The performances are pretty good and come off as real characters and not just cliched, high school stereotypes (though there are a few of those in the bunch as well). And the film does its best to prevent its message of being yourself and getting along from getting too cheesy, though at times it's a little too afterschool specially. It's aged a bit, but Can't Buy Me Love is still a fun and quirky romance.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2011
    Silly, but that bring an old nostalgic feeling.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    I really liked this silly teen comedy, it's funny and cool. If you like 80s teen movies you should really check it out.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2010
    Seriously>? You sure the Director isn't Steve"I Make Trash"Rash?
    Joseph E Super Reviewer

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