Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

To watch Can’t Buy Me Love is to have your heart stoleN by the sincerity of Dempsey and Peterson’s Performances.

Regan Humphrey

It’s his final year of high school, and Ronnie Miller (Patrick Dempsey) is dying for a taste of popularity. When an opportunity presents with the girl of his dreams, Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson), he uses the cash he saved all summer to buy her favor for one month, hoping association with her will catapult him to high school stardom. His theory is correct, but at what cost?


Soundtrack: 80%
Story: 100%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 70%
Daring: 70%
Racism: ABSENT – 0%
Gender Bias: COMBATTED — 100%
——————————-PRESENT — 50%
Homophobia: ABSENT – 0%

A praiseworthy film for its rare portrayal of a big-hearted and emotionally intelligent young man on his journey away from and back to his true self.

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