Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) - Comedy, Romance, Drama

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A high school loser pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Troy Byer
Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 12 out of 44 found boring (27.27%)

One-line Reviews (21)

Even watching it on HBO was a waste of time.

The whole film is basically overly clichéd, boring, cheesy, and totally predictable.

Ms Beyer, I want to commend you on a film I found truly entertaining.

Never watch this movie, even if you're bored and figure you might as well get some good use of your Comcast OnDemand.

So In conclusion, I liked this movie for the most part, it did have a few problems here and there but all in all I really enjoyed it.

An average teen movie which presents a boy's evolution and involution in his social life that is fun and interesting a couple of times before becoming unnecessary awkward and predictable for the rest of the film.

It also felt too predictable that Paris would forgive Alvin and go out with him in the end.

" This is pin-point accuracy, and what sets the film apart from another cliché story in the shuffle.

Loaded with silly catch-phrases, and cliché'd characters and plot, this is simply and only be explained in one word: Pathetic.

`Love Don't Cost a Thing' is a pointless update of `Can't Buy Me Love,' the tale of a high school nerd who hires the hottest babe on campus to pretend to be his girlfriend.

So I walked out of the theater feeling good.

While Beyer employs many clichés in telling her formulaic story, Cannon and Milian are genuinely likable enough to make the journey worthwhile and not just another retread.

(There's a cliché we never get tired of hearing.

Watching Nick Cannon act or tell jokes is like watching paint dry!

So contrived and forced.

The transformation sequence was much more enjoyable, and the ending, when he rattles off, "I like Michael Jackson's Bad album, that's who I am!

The story is utterly hackneyed and predictable what with Alvin being first an object of scorn, then - after some utterly unconvincing ghetto-`Pygmalion' makeover scenes - finding acceptance in the upper echelon of with-it kids, while at the same time turning his back on and rejecting the fellow nerds who used to be his friends.

I've always had a bias against American High School teen flicks coz i found them soo superficial and cliché.....

" Nick Cannon just solidifies himself in my book as Star of the Worst movies I'll ever watch.

Some of the black babes are hot and not to mention Christina Milan, she's absolutely stunning.

This is a predictable, tasteless, embarrassing excuse for a romantic teen sex romp.