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Plot: Nerdy high schooler Ronald Miller rescues cheerleader Cindy Mancini from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother’s designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they’re a couple for an entire month. As the days pass, however, Cindy grows fond of Ronald, making him popular. But when Ronald’s former best friend gets left behind, he realizes that social success isn’t everything.
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RELEASED IN 1987 and directed by Steve Rash, “Can’t Buy Me Love” is a high school dramedy about a geek at an Arizona high school (Patrick Dempsey) who pays the most popular girl in school (Amanda Peterson) $1000 to act like she likes him for a month so he can move up the social strata. Of course, this creates unforeseen problems. Courtney Gains plays his geek friend and Seth Green his little brother.
This is better than some 80’s teen flicks (e.g. Molly Ringwald’s movies), but not as good as others (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”). It’s arguably on par with “Just One of the Guys” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Unlike those films, however, it has a semi-campy vibe wherein the cast members often exaggerate their lines in an artificial way, which telegraphs that what’s happening isn’t real.
If you can roll with this odd element, there’s a lot of good in “Can’t Buy Me Love” and the ending is genuinely moving. There are many serious/realistic scenes, like the notable airplane graveyard sequence. The two protagonists have good chemistry and their relationship arc is convincing. Tina Caspary (Barbara) and Darcy DeMoss (Patty) are serviceable on the fringe female front.
THE FILM RUNS 1 hours & 34 minutes and was shot in Tucson, Arizona. WRITER: Michael Swerdlick.
GRADE: B/B- (6.5/10)
Whatever happens to your popularity, stay yourself, don’t change to please others.
Can’t Buy Me Love is directed by Steve Rash and written by Michael Swerdlick. It stars Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson. Music is by Robert Folk and cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.
Plot has Dempsey as nerdy outcast Ronald Miller, who fed up of not being popular pays Cindy Mancini (Peterson), the most popular girl in school, one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.
The 1980s was awash with films of this ilk, the teen dramedy topped up by a big hearted message and a finale of punch the air worth. What it all comes down to is if the film can hold its head above water, not become too twee, and crucially have you smiling come the finale. As evidenced by its popularity among 80s cineastes of a certain age, Can’t Buy Me Love delivers all that you expect from such fare.
The core theme is of course self acceptance, the attainment of such in amongst the scary world of teenage school years. This shines bright in spite of some rather unconvincing dialogue and contrived corny moments. Director Rash just about holds it together, ensuring that the charm of the lead actors holds weight for character engagement, even though for thematic depth the screenplay only skims over the surface.
The teenage dramedy would evolve considerably once the 80s was left behind, becoming more biting, daring and observational. Yet for those who lived and loved this type of film in the 80s, there’s a lovely nostalgic glow to be gleaned from revisits to the likes of Can’t Buy Me Love. Nothing wrong with that. 6.5/10
Love is not to be bought, but to be found.
Sometimes the most important thing eludes us and we don’t recognize it. Not everyone has the opportunity to recognize, especially when one lives it, what is really important, what is in fact real; the truth of who we are and who others are. And to recognize that before the others and ourselves. Not everyone has that opportunity. Almost all of us fall in the lies and fictions of who we are, who the others are and the place of all of us in our world, but only few of us – lucky few – manage, in the end, but maybe still in time, to see the truth, the reality. And these ones, may consider themselves very happy.
All it takes is to understand that, and we can be who we want to: our own selves.
If you like ’80s teen comedies, this one is not to be missed. I liked this movie and i just wanted to share these thoughts i had after seeing it. Patrick Dempsey is good in it, and Amanda Peterson is absolutely great, loved her. Wish i had met a girl like her when i was in high school. But then again, maybe i did…
7/10 overall, a good movie.
My oh my oh my! Memories of scammin’ in high school
I think if you listen to the lyrics of Neil Young’s ‘Keep on rockin’ in the free world’ it’s kind of like a make-shift anthem for high school people. In a way, not all will agree with Neil or the song, but this movie had me in stitches (at times) given that I didn’t laugh as much as “Fast Times At Ridgemeont High”, this was a more heart felt story of a young nerd/geek (Dempsey)who is definitely coming into his own.
Not all geeks stay geeks. Not all nerds stay nerds either. Patrick Dempsey successfully plays the guy you root for! And on top of it all are Cindy’s gorgeous girlfriends that he is now a part of …their world.
Look back at your high school days and see who really changed. It’s quite amazing sometimes. In this fun flick made in good Ole Tucson Arizona, the cast of nuts and crazies was like the stock market, with that ‘Popularity’ thing, up, up, up, then down and out. Patrick Dempsey was so right in this ‘Ronny’ character, I still laugh.
I kind of remember a Cindy Mancini type in high school, which I’m sure many do. That super-hot chic, guys were lining up for. Back in 1998, I was working at a resort in Phoenix and got to meet and put Amanda Petersen (Cindy Mancini) into a town-car for the airport. She was very nice and looked great in person. She signed my little ticket, and called me ‘Babe’, I was charmed by her she was very wonderful to meet even briefly. She kissed me on the cheek, before getting into the Towncar…it was one of those moments in life. I probably looked like Charlie Brown after being kissed by the little red-headed girl at that point as the car was pulling away.
I recommend this for all the high school crazy antics we all did and or miss, from that era in our lives. (****)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Steve Rash
Writer Michael Swerdlick
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA, DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)