Love Don't Cost A Thing

Release Date: December 12, 2003

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This remake of the Patrick Dempsey teen comedy Can't Buy Me Love features an African-American cast. The tale centers on a brilliant high-school senior named Alvin who maneuvers one of the In crowd, Paris, into posing as his girlfriend in exchange for fixing her mother's car, which she wrecked. But as is often the case in these disguised reality tales, Alvin lets the charade get out of hand, and endangers his true friendships, as well as a shot at truly winning Paris' heart, by acting the big-headed jerk. Will Alvin pull it together in time to not only win Paris, but salvage his relationships with his friends and score that scholarship? If you don't already know the answer...then hey, won't you be surprised!

The original film has enjoyed rather a nice run both on cable and home video, so there may be a built-in audience to catch this version in the theaters. Provided WB supports the film with a solid marketing campaign, this has decent break-out potential, especially during Christmas break. We should have a better idea of Warners' confidence in the film as the release date approaches. (Stephanie Star Smith/BOP)

Vital statistics for Love Don't Cost A Thing
Main Cast Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Steve Harvey, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Supporting Cast Kal Penn, Al Thompson, Nichole Mercedes Robinson, Kenan Thompson, Kevin Christy, Sam Sarpong, Melissa Schuman, Fabolous
Director Troy Beyer
Screenwriter Troy Beyer, Michael Swerdlick (1987 screenplay)
Distributor Warner Bros.
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 100 minutes
Screen Count 1,844
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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Not Another Teen Movie 12/14/0112.62 13.46 2365 5334.00 5475.6 37.88 40.42 3.00
Brown Sugar 10/11/0210.74 11.16 1372 7827.00 7827.0 27.36 28.44 2.55
New Guy, The 5/10/029.01 9.36 2687 3352.00 3352.0 28.97 30.12 3.22
Can't Hardly Wait 6/12/988.03 10.32 1987 4041.00 4997.4 26.61 34.21 3.31



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