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The Sure Thing [DVD]

John Cusack , Nicollette Sheridan , Rob Reiner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Cusack, Nicollette Sheridan, Daphne Zuniga, Fran Ryan, Anthony Edwards
  • Directors: Rob Reiner
  • Producers: Roger Birnbaum
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Momentum
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PZ8L2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,708 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Two mismatched college students (John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga) find themselves trapped together during a cross-country road trip, trying to make it home for the holidays. She can't stand him, and he just wants to get to LA, where a sexy "sure thing" is waiting to greet him with open arms. It's not hard to predict where this sweetly old-fashioned romantic comedy is going to end up, but along the way there are many pleasures to be had. Director Rob Reiner, in his second feature (after This Is Spinal Tap), has a nice eye for the kitschy flotsam found along the American highway, and his identification with the college kids doesn't condescend to them one bit. The movie helped make a star of John Cusack, who gives a delightfully spritzy performance--kind of a precursor to his similarly energetic, likeable turn in Say Anything. Given the usual crass tenor of Hollywood college movies, The Sure Thing is something to treasure. --Robert Horton

Product Description

audio in italianola trama e' incentrata sul personaggio di walter 'gib' gibson (john cusack) uno studente di college ossessionato dalle ragazze del new england e allison bradbury (daphne zuniga), una bellissima ragazza nella classe d'inglese di gib.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite comedy of all time 18 Sep 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Yes it's a 'college' movie. Yes there's a bikini-clad young lady on the cover (Nicolette Sheridan in a beautifully restrained, gorgeous airhead role). But this isn't just a college movie. Particularly as the film really only gets into its stride once it hits the open road. Daphne Zunige is a pre-Monica Geller, anal type, who's off to see her dull preppie boyfriend in L.A. John Cusack is 'Gib', a typical college freshman on his way to L.A. (where you can get a 'totally bitchin' education, dude') to see his friend Lance (Anthony Edwards, pre Top Gun), and hook up with the eponymous Sure Thing. The plot may be old hat, and the format hackneyed, but performances of sheer charm from Cusack and Zunige, together with great acting from a supporting cast that includes Tim Robbins in a cameo role as showtune-singing Gary make this a film everyone will love, however many times they watch it. Every scene is perfectly constructed, and Rob Reiner's script offers even more quotable gems than his earlier 'This is Spinal Tap'. Don't judge a film by its cover. Just watch it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars US College Gem ! 24 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Yeah, yeah, five stars you're going to ask yourself at the end of this film, however, I grew up with this film. Alright it might be a US college film but it's one that doesn't fall into the trap of being like "10 things I hate about you", which is absolute pants. Cusack is at his best, making this film as watchable as "Ferris Buellers Day Off". Worth it purely for the "Nick's a guy who'll let you spew in his car" scene. Go out and get it. A must for all film reviewers.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any Cusack fan 31 Aug 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This was the first Cusack movie I ever saw, and though he has since starred in many Hollywood greats (notably Being John Malkovic and High Fidelity) it still remains my favourate Cusack movie.
The film follows the adventures of two dipolar college students thrown together on a cross-country journey one summer. John Cusack plays the slobbish slacker up against Zuniga's straight-laced intellectual. Whilst the story-line itself doesn't have any shocking twists or turns, it's the dialogue between the two central characters that gives the film it's value. Their contrasting 'odd couple' personalities light up the film the whole way through and clever script-work provides a generous helping of laughs mixed with genuinely heart-warming scenes. Whilst the format of the average road movie may have changed over the last 20 years, this movie has not aged one bit, and still holds its own in comparison to it's modern-day counterparts.
I thoroughly recommend this film to anyone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than what came later 29 Nov 2003
By Spen
Format:VHS Tape
If you've ever watched When Harry Met Sally and felt the opening college sequences were cut short its because they are a poor reworking of this film. The story of two students traveling across America, enduring show tunes on the way, and falling in love is far supoerior to its better known stable mate. John cusack also delivers the worst chat up line in history.... "Consider space"
If you haven't seen it already buy it now!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sure Thing 30 Oct 2005
By Guy
Format:DVD
Having seen it at the cinema on its' original release this film has remained my favourite ever. John Cusack is as superb then as he is now. Essentially this is a road movie with John travelling across country to meet his 'no strings attached, Sure Thing'. Unfortunately he is travelling with the prim and proper Daphne Zuniga and a brilliantly neurotic driver - a stellar performance by Tim Robbins - who can't take the couple's bickering and throws them out of the car in the middle of nowhere! The rest of the film involves the journey to California, the mishaps along the way and the burgeoning romance between the two main characters. It's a "laugh riot" that should be watched again and again because it gets funnier every time. Look out for a pre-ER Anthony Edwards as Cusack's best friend "Lance". I think I know it word perfect now, a must see for all John Cusack fans and those who just like a really good chuckle!!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feelgood and funny! 6 Aug 2005
Format:DVD
Well it's been a long wait but finally 'The Sure Thing' makes it to Region 2 DVD. Perhaps this is in part due to the fact that it features Nicollette Sheridan of Desperate Housewives fame in the role of the eponymous 'sure thing'
This is with out doubt one of the better romantic comedies of it era, the sort of film that you should reach for when browsing with your girlfriend in the local video store. Easy viewing, funny and feelgood.
This film has largely slipped through the cracks and remains in my opinion a largely undiscovered gem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step back to the 80's 8 Nov 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was one of my favourite films during the 80's...so worried that it may not have lasted well. However a sharp script and John Cusack's charm have survived. Watched with my wife, who never saw it first time round, she loved it too
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite comedy of all time 15 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
Yes it's a 'college' movie. Yes there's a bikini-clad young lady on the cover (Nicolette Sheridan in a beautifully restrained, gorgeous airhead role). But this isn't just a college movie. Particularly as the film really only gets into its stride once it hits the open road. Daphne Zunige is a pre-Monica Geller, anal type, who's off to see her dull preppie boyfriend in L.A. John Cusack is 'Gib', a typical college freshman on his way to L.A. (where you can get a 'totally bitchin' education, dude') to see his friend Lance (Anthony Edwards, pre Top Gun), and hook up with the eponymous Sure Thing. The plot may be old hat, and the format hackneyed, but performances of sheer charm from Cusack and Zunige, together with great acting from a supporting cast that includes Tim Robbins in a cameo role as showtune-singing Gary make this a film everyone will love, however many times they watch it. Every scene is perfectly constructed, and Rob Reiner's script offers even more quotable gems than his earlier 'This is Spinal Tap'. Don't judge a film by its cover. Just watch it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1980s Classic
This film is packed with memorable one liners, 'I don't know Lance, maybe I'm getting too old for all of this' - Cusack's character Walter 'Gib' Gibson is only 19 years of age, but... Read more
Published 29 days ago by The Kid
5.0 out of 5 stars a must to watch
this film is brill had it years ago kids have lost it so just got it from amazon
Published 1 month ago by mrsdhall
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
Such a great movie! So many great memories of the times I watched this film! It never fails to make me laugh and reminisce. Fantastic movie! J Counsell.
Published 2 months ago by Lincoln
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rom com Film
I bought this film for my daughter because she had lost a previous copy. We have really enjoyed watching it together in the past on more than one occasion.
Published 7 months ago by birdlover
4.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic
I'm glad I finally found this film - it is intelligent, amusing and wonderfully acted. A real gem of a film.
Published 11 months ago by caroline pallett
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80s
A classic 1980s film with the very iconic actor John Cusack, looking his 80s leather jacket and converse shoes best.
Published 12 months ago by Bethan Bloomfield
5.0 out of 5 stars I really dont understand people...
who does not give 5* for this epic, amazing movie!! It is one of the first college movies but hey it has John Cusack in it!!!! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Veronika
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern morality tale
The engagement between the leading characters is both enjoyable and realistic. A right of passage story and a first class film from beginning to end
Published 14 months ago by Mr. Brian Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical rom-com
A good film and if you love the usual boy fancies girl movie and laugh at the antics in between this is the film for you.
Published 20 months ago by elizabeth crossan
4.0 out of 5 stars Really fun!
I was 17 when I saw this in 1989 on TV, loved in then and thought "Oh why not take a stroll down amnesia teenage lane for a fiver" I read a couple of reviews who said it had dated... Read more
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