Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 14, 1987
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Time Out

A slight but not unenjoyable movie.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.

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Jordan Hiller

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

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Caryn James
New York Times

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.

Fred Topel
We Live Entertainment

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.

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Clint Morris

One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.

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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Teen comedy is dated but occasionally funny.

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TV Guide

At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This movie has always been a favourite of mine. I realise it's not technically a *great* movie, but it is so 80's and has a great message about being… More
Aj V
I really liked this silly teen comedy, it's funny and cool. If you like 80s teen movies you should really check it out.
Lucas Martins
Silly, but that bring an old nostalgic feeling.
Michael S
Enjoyable 80s teen comedy with a heart.
Cassie Hill
African Anteater Ritual...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a classic 80s comedy, and Patrick Dempsey was so cute in this and Amanda Peterson was adorable as… More
danny d
the best roamantic movie from the 80's, every one wanted to date cindy mancini. classic and fun.