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Can't Buy Me Love Reviews

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September 10, 2017
Sadly, I feel the message of Can't Buy Me Love is more relevant than ever. Hopefully it shows young viewers that they can empower themselves if they're surrounded by adults who look the other way when they're being mistreated.
January 1, 2011
Teen comedy is dated but occasionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2008
One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!
| Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2007
At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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June 24, 2006
A slight but not unenjoyable movie.
October 1, 2004
Standard '80s teen angst fodder.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 19, 2003
Cute premise, cute leads, and Amanda Peterson? CUTE!
| Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2003
Okay teen comedy. Nothing special.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Shouldn't work, but it does. For the most part, anyway.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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