Love Don't Cost a Thing
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

The sophomore outing for writer/director/actress Troy Beyer, Love Don't Cost a Thing is a romantic teen comedy based on the screenplay for the 1987 Partick Dempsey film Can't Buy Me Love. Nick Cannon stars as Alvin, a brilliant but… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 12, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A stale, unnecessary remake of Can't Buy Me Love.

Robert Koehler

Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... dopey sit com stuff ...

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Missed opportunity full of dubious messages.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Short on charm, purpose or laughs.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It has better values than the original, a little more poignancy, some sweetness.

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Cole Smithey

"Love Don't Cost A Thing" is loosely based on the 1987 teen comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," and fails to improve on that tepid movie by using a milieu of black high school students.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

Since Cannon and Milian have to squash any frisson to avoid sinking into pure escort-service sleaze, there's not much rom in the rom-com.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

This variation certainly makes its points effectively, in what must be a more superheated milieu.

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Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

High school films don't have to be dull or juvenile; this one suffers tremendously from the former.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
This story is about "wanna-be" of a boy and the same old ending that fakers never win or fit in to whatever they wish for. This was okay.
Miriam Kline
This was actually a good movie of its genre...Come on, its a teen movie and what actually do you expect? Pretty good stuff. Have a look at more of Nick… More
Haley Anderson
Too bad this movie did.