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Whatever It Takes: Friday March 24, 2000

When two couples weave a web of fake e-mails, plotted phone calls and contrived double dates, they mess with fate and mess everything up in the edgy, outrageous Whatever It Takes. 
OK, he does play the accordion and his mom is the school's sex-ed obsessed nurse, but Ryan Woodman (Shane West) does have one thing in common with the coolest segment of the male population at Gilmore High-he has a massive crush on the most luscious knockout ever to walk its hallowed halls, Ashley Grant (She's All That's Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). 
Enter Chris (James Franco), resident babe magnet, who's pining after Ryan's best friend Maggie (Marla Sokoloff), a girl-next-door with beauty, brains and heart. Ryan and Chris join forces and hatch a plan which, if successful, will land them both with the right girl-or so they think. -- 2000 Sony

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Score:

Reviewers

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Points 37.5 50 20 0 26.88

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26.88 - Not Worth Seeing

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Director

David Hubbard 

Writer

Mark Schwahn 

Budget

$38 Million

Genre

Action / Romance

Starring:

Ryan Woodman 

as

 Shane West
Ashley Grant 

as

 Jodi Lyn O'Keef
Chris

as

James Franco
Maggie

as

 Marla Sokoloff)

Running Time

1hr 40min

Rating

Rated R for violence, some language and brief nudity. 

Distributor

Phoenix Pictures

Trailer

 

Website

Official Site

Soundtrack

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 The People's Review of Whatever It Takes 

Emilee
score = 100
comments = Whatever It Takes is the best movie I have ever seen, especilly sine my favorit actor,Jodi Lyn O'Keef is in it. Also it is so funny, at first I was like who would want to watch that movie but after I saw it I watched it 5 times. You should really see Whatever It Takes if you are looking for a good laugh!!!!1

Lindsey 
score = 90 
I think that "Whatever It Takes" is a funny movie and shows that it is tough for two different groups of people to mix. But in high school anything is possible and if you have the right friends then anything is possible.

Lauren 
score = 70 
I thought this movie would be totally stupid and cheesy but I was wrong! In the beginning it was ehhh! Not that great but it got to the good stuff and the ending was the best! I loved that movie and will buy it when it comes out!

Melissa 
score = 40 
It wasn't that bad,the guys were cute, and according to my guy friends the "chicks were hot", but the ending was so totally predictable. See it when it's available to rent.

Rachel 
score = 100 
I absolutely love this movie!!!!!!!!! I thought it was outrageously funny,and it looked like it was really planned out.  It was a lot better than I thought it would be.  Definitely check it out!!!

Kim 
score = 80 
I went to highschool with Aaron Paul, the guy who plays Floyd.  Thats the only reason I went, but I enjoyed the movie 500 times more than I thought I would.  It has its moments.  If you remember highschool it is worth seeing.

katie 
score = 50 
I thought this movie was pretty good! Yeah okay so it was a little cheesy and basically like every other little highschool story. But still it was very cute, a good story and Shane West looks D*mn good!!!

melanie 
score = 100 
THE MOVIE WAS GREAT! IT WAS ONE OF THE FUNIEST MOVIES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. THE ACTORS DID AN AWSOME JOB TOO. I RECOMEND YOU SEE THIS MOVIE SOON!

Shayla 
score = None 
I think this was a cute movie. I went to see it with my little sister cause she really wanted to see it. It's good but kinda one of those movies where you know what's gonna happen. It's worth seeing it but you have to like the whole she's all that theme to like movies like this. But oh my JAMES FRANCO is so HOT!!! There's a reason to see this movie all in it's self.

Christina A 
score = 90 
I think that this movie was really good, it was funny and taught teens a valuable lesson. I really enjoyed it and think u should c it, itz more a teen movie than family or kids movie...

Jessica 
score = 80 
I really enjoyed that movie! altough, it was a little bit far fetched. You have to be a teenager to enjoy it!

heather 
score = 100 
whatever it takes is the best movie ever.you all dont know what you are talkin about. THANKS!!!!

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