Love Don’t Cost a Thing (stylized as “Love Don’t Co$t a Thing”) is a 2003 teen comedy film written and directed by Troy Beyer and starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian. It also stars Steve Harvey, Kenan Thompson, and Kal Penn. The film is a remake of the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love.
Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, gave the film a positive three-star rating after giving the original, Can’t Buy Me Love, only half a star. Ebert describes the remake as a wiser and less cynical than the original and suggests that it might have some insight into the insecurities of high school.
A soundtrack containing hip hop music peaked at 22 on the “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and 14 on the “Top Soundtracks.”