The EMT & the Rich Kid
Lilly (Adelaide Kane) doesn't have time for a man in her life as when she isn't working as an EMT she is studying to get into medical school. And she is passionate about her work and those who work in the emergency services, which is why she ends up confronting a stranger when he parks in a space reserved for the emergency services. But when Lilly shows up at the Alexander home for an emergency call she finds herself coming face to face with that stranger, Jeff (Benjamin Hollingsworth - Coming Home for Christmas), whose father she is treating. Immediately smitten by her, Jeff is shocked when Lilly says no to a date, leading to him going out of his way to prove he is more than just a rich kid in order to win her over.
Before watching "Can't Buy My Love" I came across three reviews all of which bemoaned this movie's lack of originality, and I can't deny that fact as it is unoriginal and highly predictable. But "Can't Buy My Love" is not only a Pixl movie but also a girl meets boy movie and that makes it an easy to watch and inoffensive movie which isn't trying to be anything other than simple, charming entertainment for those who want something easy and charming to watch.
What that means is that there isn't a great deal to say about "Can't Buy My Love" as it follows a familiar formula with Lilly discovering that her initial opinon of Jeff as a spoilt rich kid is wrong and in fact has a nice side, although of course things are never simple in movies when it comes to falling in love. In fact things get a little more complex, although equally predictable, with subplot which revolves around Lilly's friend Megan and her relationship with Vince who she suspects is cheating on her. But whilst none of the stories in "Can't Buy My Love" reinvents the wheel they make it pleasant enough, with nice actors playing likeable characters.
What this all boils down to is that "Can't Buy My Love" is just a routine, inoffensive romantic comedy which is made for an audience who enjoy the easy to watch nature of made for TV romantic comedies.