Love Don't Cost A Thing

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Released 2003

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Director:
Troy Beyer
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13
Love Don't Cost A Thing is the teen comedy starring Nick Cannon as the nerdy Alvin Johnson, and Christina Milian as popular cheerleader Paris Morgan. Alvin is extremely intelligent, skilled at designing engines and hoping to get a General Motors scholarship, though deep inside he dreams of hanging out with the popular kids at school. When Paris crashes her mother's luxury SUV, Alvin sees an opportunity and offers to repair the car in exchange for Paris pretending to be his girlfriend for two weeks. It works, and Alvin starts being accepted by the popular kids, but not without a cost. He has alienated his old nerdy friends, and spent his money saved for his project on repairing Paris' car. When Paris' NBA star boyfriend Dru finds out she has been dating Alvin, she exposes her deal with Alvin to the whole school. Watch as Alvin struggles with his desire to be in the cool crowd, and discovers what really matters in the teen comedy Love Don't Cost A Thing.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Often rowdy and uproarious, the film also has surprising depth and subtext.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    The cast is uniformly high spirited and attractive, and Ms. Beyer's direction, apart from a few over-weighted Wellesian camera angles, is functional.

  • 30

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original, Love Don't Cost a Thing brings a year of exceptionally lame youth comedies to a fitting conclusion.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    buddies and gal pals, the high class, Love & Romance, the low class, gossiping teens