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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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.

Cast

Patrick Dempsey
as Ronald Miller
Amanda Peterson
as Cindy Mancini
Courtney Gains
as Kenneth Wurman
Seth Green
as Chuckie Miller
Tina Caspary
as Barbara
Sharon Farrell
as Mrs. Mancini
Dennis Dugan
as David Miller
Cloyce Morrow
as Judy Miller
Wagelie
as Meredith/Freshman
Steve Franken
as Moda Clerk
George Gray III
as Bobby Hilton
Jan Rooney
as Mrs. Hagmer
James Gooden
as Mr. Wurman
Erin O'Flaherty
as Jr. Wurman
Ty Gray
as Duane
Will Hannah
as Camera Salesman
Todd Walsh
as Stocky Jones
Wayne Chandler
as African Host
Corissa Miller
as Transfer Girl
Lisa Givens
as Bambi La Brock
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Critic Reviews for Can't Buy Me Love

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Audience Reviews for Can't Buy Me Love

  • 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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