Can't Buy Me Love
Long before Patrick Dempsey was known as McDreamy, he
played a skinny geek known as Ronald Miller.
Ronald is not unlike a lot of kids at that
age. He just wants to be liked. So much so that he's
willing to pay the most popular girl at his school
to pretend to be his girlfriend.
This movie explores what happens when you take a geek and
make him popular very quickly. Long story
short, he essentially turns into
Frankenstein's monster. But fear not, before all is said and
done, we all learn some things about
labeling, materialism, and basic human
The 80's produced a lot of these teen "dramadies." Sure,
looking at them they seem totally dated now.
But if you stop laughing at the bad hair
and clothing, the message is still there. I would put
this move on par with a lot of similar and more
popular movies of the same genre, some of
which, I might even call overrated. I always really enjoyed
this movie. It feels very genuine to me.
Rating: Thumbs up.
This review was written for your reading pleasure on August