Love Don't Cost a Thing

( 2 )

Overview

Nick Cannon and Christina Milian star in this urbanized update of the 1987 teen comedy Can't Buy Me Love. Directed by Troy Beyer, Love Don't Cost a Thing centers on a nerdy high-school student who gets a chance to become popular when he strikes a deal with a cheerleader in need. The film is presented in widescreen with the original English soundtrack mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. There's also a dubbed French track in Dolby Digital Stereo and English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Along with the ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $2.99   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   

Overview

Nick Cannon and Christina Milian star in this urbanized update of the 1987 teen comedy Can't Buy Me Love. Directed by Troy Beyer, Love Don't Cost a Thing centers on a nerdy high-school student who gets a chance to become popular when he strikes a deal with a cheerleader in need. The film is presented in widescreen with the original English soundtrack mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. There's also a dubbed French track in Dolby Digital Stereo and English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Along with the film itself, the disc features a selection of bonuses, including an alternate ending, a behind-the-scenes documentary, two music videos, and the original theatrical trailer. A full-screen edition with the same features is also available.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Additional scenes; Paris takes center stage in a surprise alternate ending; 2 music videos: Murphy Lee's Luv Me Baby and Shorty (Put it on the Floor) with Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Chingy and Nick Cannon; The making of Love Don't Cost a Thing; Theatrical trailer
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
It has the misfortune of being named after a Jennifer Lopez song, but otherwise, Love Don't Cost a Thing is a tight little urban remake of Can't Buy Me Love. In fact, certain lines of dialogue are cut and pasted word for word, but that just increases the positive associations for those fond of the original. Though the intended audiences don't overlap, the teen-movie truths are universal -- whether it's Patrick Dempsey or Nick Cannon, they both need to check themselves before they wreck themselves. Love Don't Cost a Thing is as joyful as it is because of Cannon's charismatic performance as Alvin Johnson. He's affectionately geeky at the start, and his caricature of the bling-bling "playa" stops just short of offensive stereotypes. The same can be said of Steve Harvey as Alvin's father. Capable of really grating, here Harvey finds just the right pitch for the role of Alvin's overzealous sex coach, including a scene in which he humorously outlines the potential usage scenarios for a shoebox full of prophylactics. Jokes about condoms notwithstanding, the film takes a sweetly optimistic view of modern teenagers, racially integrating their social groups wherever possible Alvin's three best friends are white, black, and Indian, and rarely offering any hint of real violence. What's more impressive is that director Troy Beyer goes well beyond the minimum competence required of her. She sets her camera up in ways that challenge the norm, including filming a conversation among popular kids by placing the camera inside the microwaves and pantry cabinets they open during home ec class. Love Don't Cost a Thing is no classic -- in fact, it's not even as good as the guilty pleasure that inspired it. But it's a lot better than it needed to be, and paints outside the numbers enough to seem pretty satisfying.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2004
  • UPC: 085392468027
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,647

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Cannon Alvin Johnson
Christina Milian Paris Morgan
Kenan Thompson Walter Colley
Kal Penn Kenneth Warman
Steve Harvey Clarence Johnson
Vanessa Bell Calloway Vivian Johnson
Dante Basco Spoken Word Artist
Kelly Becerra Drill Team Member
Jackie Benoit Old Lady
Lindsey Blaufarb Drill Team Member
Jordan Burg Little Boy
Damon Butler Martial Arts Mambo Instructor
Maria Carmen Chemistry Teacher
George Cedar Old Man
Ian Chidlaw Eddie
Kevin Christy Chuck Mattock
Ashley Monique Clark Aretha Johnson
Crystal Colar Drill Team Member
Michael Davis Junior
Mayte Garcia Dancer
Reagan Gomez-Preston Olivia
J.B. Ghuman Jr. JB
Rocio Mendoza Drill Team Member
Elimu Nelson Dru Hilton
Charles Owen Jazz Musician
Imani Parks Mia
Ernestine Parks Singer
Shani Pride Jasmine
Raistalla Drill Team Member
Nichole Robinson Yvonne Freeman
Howard Russell Anthony
Sam Sarpong Kadeem
Ralph Scherer Poetry Reader
Nicole Scherzinger Champagne Girl
Melissa Schuman Zoe Parks
Stuart Scott Himself
Peter Siragusa Ben
Ben Stephens Jock #1
Al Thompson Ted
Shvona Lavette Williams Guitar Playing Vocalist
Gay Thomas Wilson Judy Morgan
Technical Credits
Troy Beyer Director, Screenwriter
Mark Burg Producer
Lisette Bustamante Choreography
Reuben Cannon Casting, Producer
Bob Carmichael Camera Operator
David Codron Editor
Chuck Cohen Cinematographer
Kira Davis Co-producer
Kria Davis Co-producer
David Ellis Art Director
Alexander H. Gayner Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Joyce Anne Gilstrap Set Decoration/Design
Broderick Johnson Producer
Andrew Kosove Producer
Oren Koules Executive Producer
Nava Levin Co-producer
Jennifer Mallini Costumes/Costume Designer
Cabot McMullen Production Designer
Michael McQuarn Musical Direction/Supervision
Aaron Pazanti Camera Operator
Christine Peters Costumes/Costume Designer
Chonique Sneed Choreography
Michael Swerdlick Screenwriter
Steve Tibbo Sound/Sound Designer
Steven P. Wegner Co-producer
Kim Williams Casting
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Pool Cool Credits [2:44]
2. Party Splasher [3:25]
3. Free Agents [3:29]
4. Forbidden Hallway [2:54]
5. No Lovin' [3:28]
6. Look Out! [3:24]
7. Driving a Bargain [4:19]
8. How Hot She Is [4:04]
9. Why, Girl? [2:50]
10. Rite of Passage [4:56]
11. Not Telling [2:13]
12. Losers to the Left [3:50]
13. Urkel Gone Gangsta [3:36]
14. Lessons in Sexy [:14]
15. Date Night [4:37]
16. Trying to Come Up [2:43]
17. Invisible [2:15]
18. Paris's Dream [2:34]
19. Bounce [4:41]
20. Popularity's a Job [3:28]
21. Foot on the Gas [2:16]
22. I Told You So [4:04]
23. Ditch Day [4:01]
24. Al Johnson's Girls [4:39]
25. Getting Real [4:07]
26. Who's Bad [4:52]
27. Other Dreams [5:34]
28. End Credits [1:30]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Additional Scenes and Alternate Ending
      Making of Love Don't Cost a Thing
      Music Videos
         Music Video: "Shorty (Put it on the Floor" by Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Chingy and Nick Cannon
         Music Video: "Luv Me Baby" by Murphy Lee
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      English
      French/Français
      English Subtitles
      French/Français Subtitles
      Spanish/Español Subtitles
      Subtitles Off
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was cute..lol (o_o)

    If you like cute lil teen drama/comedy you would like this movie. If you like a movie with a moral and a good laugh or two then this is the movie for you. Personally I liked it because it was a romantic comedy type movie and it was about being yourself. Go check it out.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews