4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Lovely film; hopefully, low key acting but with impact,
This review is from: Say Anything  [DVD] (DVD)
I came to this film b/c I knew Peter Gabriel's evocative "In your eyes" features in it. What a pleasant surprise! Being rather superficial - perhaps not -how nice to see a bunch of actors who have not been buffed in a sleek Hollywood manner, they are normal shapes/ sizes, they can act and convey emotion without designer intervention!
The plot I liked, was a little unconventional, which was good; dramatic developments without hysteria or melodrama. A good ensemble piece.
John Cusack is excellent; his sister Joan - always fab- lends support too. There is a cute kid but he's just that, normal with some hcarming moments. The father-daughter is strong but not cliched; lots of nice touches which made this is a very satisfying feature.
One that can be watched with parents/ older relatives or adolescents present, nothing too crinhe inducing!
Good soundtrack which doesn't distract from the film.
Just a nice (eek!) film....well done guys.