Can’t Buy Me Love

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Tyler Woolen

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Can’t Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love  is a comedy and a teen movie. The movie was made in 1987 and it was directed by Steve Rash and produced by Thom Mount. The main characters are portrayed by Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson. Amanda plays as the high school heartthrob, Cindy Mancini, while Patrick plays as Ronald Miller.

The movie starts off with a young man, Ronald Miller, in highschool who is known as one of the school nerds who sees Cindy and “falls in love” with her. I mean, who wouldn’t? She is the most popular girl in the Tucson high school, for now.

Once Ronald sees Cindy in the mall freaking out over her mom’s blouse that she stained with wine from a party, he runs up and tries to help her. She complains about needing $1,000 to replace the blouse but she doesn’t have the money. He sees her and says he will offer her the money “if she pretends to be his girlfriend for a month.” that he made if she pretends to be his girlfriend for a month. She tells him no at first but then thinks more about it, for her mother’s sake. She agrees and receives the perfectly clean and white blouse.

Ronald and Cindy start to hangout and get closer throughout the movie. Cindy starts to fall for Ronald but he acts too cool for her. After they fake break up, everything takes a sharp turn. Everyone starts to spread rumors about the two, both “good and bad” but mostly bad. After a while, they are both upset because they don’t have each other anymore but things mellow out and different situations at the end. In my opinion, I really enjoy the movie. The first time I watched it, I was 10 and it has been one of my favorite movies ever since then. I highly recommend others to watch the teen-comedy, it is a really sweet and funny movie.