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Whatever it takes

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How low will they go to get the girls of their dreams?

When two couples weave a web of fake emails, 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 mother 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 (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.

Also starring Aaron Paul as Floyd, Richard Schiff as the PE teacher, Julia Sweeney as Kate Woodman, Manu Intiraymi as Dunleavy, Colin Hanks as Cosmo, Kip Pardue as Harris, Scott Vickaryous as Stu and Christine Lakin as Sloane. Written by Mark Schwahn, directed by David Raynr.

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Theatrical report

I am not going to waste my time with this film. See The rage: Carrie 2 or Never been kissed or 10 things I hate about you to understand how geeks and populars mix for their own personal gain. The only difference with Whatever it takes is that this loser gives up his popularity after growing tired of his rich girlfriend.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio commentary with director and cast
  • Deleted scenes
  • Isolated soundtrack
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Talent profiles
  • Languages: English, German
  • Subtitles: English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hindi, Hebrew, Dutch, Bulgarian, German, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Arabic
  • Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Movie trailer
  • Picture disc

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references)

Surveillance time

91 minutes (1:31 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

6 December 2001

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