was Can't Buy Me Love that good a movie

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  1. RobertW

    RobertW Supporting Actor

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    that it had to be remade as Love Don't Cost a Thing? i mean, besides having amanda peterson in it and all.
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    I don't think it's the (arguable) quality of the first film. I think this is just a case of "Hey, this is a plotline that we'd really like to use again. We can either try to change it enough to avoid being called a straight ripoff, or we can acknowledge the earlier film and call this one a re-imagining or remake or whatever."

    But let's be fair: the whole 'rent a popular girl to become popular' schpiel ain't exactly Shakespeare.

    As far as Can't Buy Me Love goes, I like it quite a bit. It's wittier than many of its late-80's teen-flick peers and it's surprisingly well-acted. There are some solid laughs and a nice little moral that's plainly obvious yet not forcefully jammed down your throat.

    It ain't high art, but it's one I've always enjoyed.
     
  3. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    And, besides, it has Amanda Peterson. [​IMG]
     
  4. David Rogers

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    I really like Can't Buy Me Love. Can't particularly see how a remake would do it better. Of course, if they're aiming for the teens, it'll be fine since none of them have seen the original anyway.

    (sigh) I'm beginning to understand what it feels like to get older! [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff Pryor Supporting Actor

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    One of my absolute favorite 80s movies. Wish I had the money to do that in high school.[​IMG]
     
  6. Hunter P

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    Amen, brotha.
     
  7. Gruson

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    I loved this movie!
     
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    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Good movie. Should not be remade.
    Whats next, The Sure Thing?
     
  9. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Dude, it had Amanda Peterson! (sorry it had to be said again).

    I quite enjoyed it. Again, typical (if not a cut above average) 80's teen angst comedy, but hey, it was part of my adolescent experience... [​IMG]
     
  10. Lewis Besze

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    No it wasn't a good movie,nor any other Patrick Dempsey flick is.
     
  11. Robert Anthony

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    Maybe, at age 26, I'm too young--but who the hell is Amanda Peterson?

    If she's not approaching Pheobe Cates, she's not worth mentioning.
     
  12. MikeH1

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    I think Amanda Peterson played the role of Cindy Mancini.

    I used to daydream about her in the late 80s ...
     
  13. RobertW

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    i started this not to trash on Can't Buy Me Love, which i actually think is one of the better teen comedies made, but surely is not a movie that should be re-made. as soon as i saw the ads for Love Don't Cost, i thought, "that's just Can't Buy Me Love all over again", and i think i caught a bit of text in the ad the other day that says "based or" or "inspired by", or something that pays acknowledgement to that earlier flick.

    but why? why does this have to be re-made? is hollywood that short of creative thought that they now have to re-make teen comedies from the eighties. when's the new Breakfast Club come out?

    but amanda peterson. yummm!
     
  14. Peter Kline

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    Answer: YES! [​IMG]
     
  15. Brian Lawrence

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    I don't know, It makes more sense to me than doing a remake for a film that is considered to be a classic.
     
  16. Dennis

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    I liked Can't Buy Me Love and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer for Love Don't Cost A Thing. Hollywood is trying to make a quick buck by trying to appeal to another generation and/or capitalizing on the popularity of urban culture by using, mostly, a minority cast. In place of the lovely Amanda Petersen we have the equally lovely, if not lovelier, Christina Milian.
     
  17. Jason Seaver

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    And I think teen movies might age quicker than others. A movie about teenagers in the eighties is going to look dated to teenagers in the aughts.
     
  18. Carlo Medina

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    RobertW,

    I cut and pasted this from IMDB:
    so yes, it's officially a remake.
     
  19. MatthewLouwrens

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    I would rather they remake a not-that-great film than a classic film.
     
  20. Hunter P

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