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Can't Buy Me Love. Starring: Amanda Peterson , Patrick Dempsey. Summary: A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend. Director: Steve Rash. Genre s : Drama , Comedy , Romance. Rating: PG Runtime: 94 min. See All Details and Credits. More You Might Like.
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Read full review. The director has a feel for this shopping-with-Mummy's- plastic milieu, but the theme of peer group pressure and the almost universal human need for acceptance is compromised by a script of very Californian piety. Otherwise a slight but not unenjoyable movie. Caryn James. Can't Buy Me Love has an identity crisis that's a mirror-image of Ronald's own. He thinks he wants popularity at any price, though he's really a sincere guy. 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.
Michael Wilmington. But it seems to have been lost on the movie makers themselves. What are they doing here but trying to spend their way to audience approval, success and glory? The plot is another one-sentence gimmick, the jokes juvenile, the morality a sham.
Rita Kempley. Frankly, Steve Rash, who directs this copycat comedy, another nerd-gets-the-cheerleader romance, isn't fit to wear Hughes' hightops. Rash only tinkers with adolescent angst, without the progenitor's empathy for his audience.
Staff Not Credited. The problem with Can't Buy Me Love is that too often characters do and say things teenagers wouldn't. At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.
Roger Ebert. Can't Buy Me Love makes American teenagers look like stupid and materialistic twits. That would be all right if the movie were aware of itself and knew what it was doing - if it were a satirical comment on our society. But this movie is as naive as the day is long.
It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core. User Score. Write a Review. User Reviews. MarcDoyle Jul 25, Totally underrated flick - one of the more quotable movies to come out of the eighties, and it's a classic trope. No way it should be a red Metascore. More From Metacritic. Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added and coming What to Watch Now on Hulu. What to Watch Now on Prime Video. Play Sound Please enter your birth date to watch this video: January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Enter You are not allowed to view this material at this time.