Can't Buy Me Love [DVD] [1987]

Steve Rash's high school romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials are limited to trailers. This is a sparse, but acceptable disc from Disney/Buena Vista that should be appealing to fans of the film, but offers little to the average DVD consumer.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Full-screen (1.33:1)
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Can't Buy Me Love
Borrowing a chapter from the John Hughes school of teen comedy, this likeable caper was a box office success. Patrick Dempsey stars as Ronald Miller, a high school nerd about to enter his senior year, who longs for acceptance as one of the "cool kids." His next-door neighbor Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) is a cheerleader and one of the most popular girls in school, but she doesn't even know that Ronald exists. When she ruins an expensive outfit of her mother's, Ronald offers the $1,000 needed to replace it, if she will pretend to date him for one month. Although skeptical about Ronald's plan, Cindy agrees, and her "new boyfriend" turns out to be right about what he thinks dating Cindy will do for him -- he becomes accepted by the school's snobs because of his association with one of their own. At least, for a while. Originally titled "Boy Rents Girl," Can't Buy Me Love (1987) was the first production launched by former studio executive Thom Mount after leaving his high-profile post. His company went on to produce weightier material such as Bull Durham (1988), The Indian Runner (1991), and Natural Born Killers (1994). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Patrick Dempsey
    Patrick Dempsey - Ronald Miller
  • Amanda Peterson
    Amanda Peterson - Cindy Mancini
  • Courtney Gains
    Courtney Gains - Kenneth Wurman
  • Seth Green
    Seth Green - Chuckie Miller
  • Devin DeVasquez
    Devin DeVasquez - Iris



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 80's Classic

    Posted
    BuffMan

    80's movies are the best and Patrick Dempsey is remarkable in this film. I am a huge fan and also enjoyed him in Loverboy! He brings humor in any role but can also be serious when needed. Amanda Peterson was also exceptional in this film! She is an absolute beauty with a great smile and the perfect actress to play this role as a snob. Although the method in which the geek (PD) bought his way into popularity with the snooty girl (AP) and "in" crowd is a bit unorthodox, it still happens today in different ways. Overall great movie and highly recommend for a good laugh and interesting story!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    mad10jen
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    This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It is funny to see Patrick Dempsey back then and now what he looks like on Grey's Anatomy. He plays a geek who pays his way into popularity. The geek gets the girl but it has twists along the way. It is funny as well. It will play with your heart and emotions too. It has a great story to it. It is worth the purchase especially at this price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic

    Posted
    Happy
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    Glad I was able to find this movie. Loved it! Wished I would have paid more attention to the format, it was full frame as opposed to widescreen. But that was my fault. Not even sure it comes in widescreen, let alone Blu Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Setting up a great romcom trope!

    Posted
    BrittanyLB
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    You can tell how good a movie is by how many future movies in the same genre reference it or how many times it's remade. I think this says enough about "Cant' Buy Me Love."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best movie i love it!!!

    Posted
    goodgirl85

    the coolest 80's movie ever so a guy who's a geek gets the girl and everybody starts to like him a real good movie it proves for you just to be yourself!!!! has comedy and romane to!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD MOVIE

    Posted
    MOUCHER

    PEOPLE YOUNG PEOPLE PEOPLE 16 -40 THAT LIKE 80:S MOVIES IT WAS DIDN'T FALL A SLEEP MY HUSAND ALSO LIKE AND LIKE SEE WHAT THE OLDER ACTCORS LOOKLIKE THEY WHERE TOUNG

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is my wife's review, and she loves it!

    Posted
    DnDFantasyFootball
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    We just had to have this in our collection, so she could share this with our teenage daughter. They both loved it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Swoon!

    Posted
    Beth
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    Watching this movie allows me to relive the moment I fell in love with McDreamy. An adorable love story.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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