The on screen chemistry is certainly present throughout the whole movie, and the entire cast perform brilliantly, especially pleased with John Mahoney's performance as Diane's dad. Its never slow at any point in the movie, and made me laugh many times, with plenty of "feel good" moments. This isnt your run of the mill "chick flick" this a wonderfully written, intelligent feel good movie, and I have, and will continue to reccomend this film to everyone and anyone.
Cusack stars as Lloyd Dobler, an optimistic guy who doesn't know what to do in the future after graduating high school. However, there is one thing that he does know; he's got a thing for Diane Court. Diane is a beauty and a straight A student; definitely way out of Lloyd's league. But that doesn't stop her from giving him a chance to take her out. After that, they start to fall for each other, despite all of the obstacles that are thrown in their way. One of those obstacles being Diane's over protective father who is currently having legal troubles with the FBI. It is a touching film that consists of humor and drama. We laugh and then we feel sad. And we are not too certain of what's going to happen next until it's all said and done.
John Cusack is very powerful and outstanding in his role. Finally, there's a film about a guy I can relate to! I could relate to him so much that it was starting to scare me a little. (Well, except for the kick-boxing. Couldn't relate to that.) But if he's able to get a catch like Diane Court, well maybe there's hope for me yet. Speaking of Diane, Ione Skye does a great job in the film. You can see why Lloyd would fall for a girl like that. And John Mahoney needs to be mentioned for he does a terrific job portraying Diane's father. He can be funny, cold, and caring.
Like I said earlier, this film marks the debut of the very talented Cameron Crowe. Not only did he direct it, but he also wrote it as well. I really admire how it was written because it seemed realistic and believable. He took a different approach to a teen love story that is rarely seen in most films. He adds just the right amount of humor as well as the right amount of drama.
"Say Anything" is a triumph on every front. It's a film I know that I will watch over and over again. If you want a film with humor and heart, this is the one for you. I really enjoyed this film, and it surprised me so many times. I'm glad I finally got around to seeing it. Now I can finally knock that one off the list of millions and millions of movies I still have to see. WOO-HOO! But there's still so many on the list. DOH! Oh well, it's always good to have a goal, at least.
I've owned the VHS version of this fantastic film for some years now,and it's getting a little tired from the multiple viewings!
The perfect mix of comedy, drama, and romance. I love Cameron Crowe's film making style, couple that with John Cusack's unique acting makes a perfect combination. Also, the sharp dialogue, supporting cast and the awesome soundtrack all mesh together to make this a timeless film, all the issues then are still relevant today - some thirteen years later.
If you've seen Crowe's other movies, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire or Fast Times, you'll love this too. Or even if your a Cusack fan, I think the character 'Rob' that he played in High Fidelity is pretty much a grown-up version of Lloyd.
I'd recommend this for anyone, young and old, there's something for all to enjoy.
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