almost 2 years
Surprisingly sweet despite somewhat problematic concept.
over 5 years
Wannabe John Hughes, the dregs of those thoroughly 80s high-concept teen rom-com capers.
Great 80s chicflick
Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. The film was directed by Steve Rash.
Ronald Miller (Dempsey) is a typical high school nerd. He spent all summer mowing lawns, to save up for a telescope. However, at an opportune moment, he makes a deal with popular cheerleader Cynthia "Cindy" Mancini (Peterson) to "rent" her for $1,000. She agrees so that she can afford to replace a suede outfit that Quint, a baseball jock, spilled red wine on while wearing at a party. The outfit belonged to her mother and Cindy hadn't received permission to borrow it. Having few options, except telling her mom the truth, Cindy reluctantly agrees to help him look "cool" by pretending to be his girlfriend for a month, even though she already has a boyfriend named Bobby, who is away at college. Both agree never to reveal...