The Boyfriend School (1990)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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Cartoonist Gus has survived cancer treatment and now his romance novelist sister tries to find him a woman and guide him. Will they succeed?


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  • Jami Gertz and Kyle MacLachlan in The Boyfriend School (1990)
  • Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg in The Boyfriend School (1990)
  • Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg in The Boyfriend School (1990)
  • Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg in The Boyfriend School (1990)
  • Kyle MacLachlan in The Boyfriend School (1990)
  • Jami Gertz and Steve Guttenberg in The Boyfriend School (1990)

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10 February 2006 | tfrizzell
Wanting to See What You See.......And What You Don't See.
An overweight cartoonist (Steve Guttenberg) who has just finished with chemotherapy after almost dying of cancer quickly falls in love with Jami Gertz. Gertz is dating super-jerk Kyle MacLachlan though and honestly she has no attraction to Guttenberg. Guttenberg is the best person you can find though and unfortunately his inward beauty is not matched by his physical appearance. Older sister/novelist Shelley Long looks to change that though by turning Guttenberg literally into someone else physically and proving that Gertz is as superficial as she appears. This will of course give inspiration for a new book, but what happens when Gertz falls for Guttenberg? And does she fall for him because of his outward appearance, his inner-beauty or both? For the genre not bad at all, but still unremarkable all the same. The performers are all basically more at home with slapstick comedy or television sitcoms. Though kind of dumb and never too intelligent, the movie still has an admirable heart. Fair little date night movie, but once again nothing overwhelming. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Budget:

$6,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$531,714 23 September 1990

Gross USA:

$1,171,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,171,762

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