Say It Isn't So [VHS] 
Shortly after Gil Noble (Chris Klein) gets engaged to his sweetheart Jo (Heather Graham) he makes the surprise discovery that she is actually his sister and calls off the wedding. But when evidence later emerges that he and Jo are not related after all, Jo has already moved away to Oregon and is about to get married to her ex-boyfriend Jack. Nevertheless, Gil determines to win his beloved back and heads out after her.
If there is one Hollywood team that you can always rely on to push back the boundaries of taste its the Farrelly brothers. Say It Isnt So is only produced by the pair but owes more than a passing sniff to their brand of comedy of misfortune. Animal rescue worker Gilly (played with extreme Keanu-ness by affable Chris Klein) falls head over heals for the worst hairdresser in existence (Heather Graham). Their whirlwind romance culminates in engagement and consummation and thats when it all goes wrong. You see Gilly is adopted and it turns out that his real parents may be none other than his potential in-laws.
The plot is wafer thin at best with the majority of the action derived from Gillys cringe-worthy and harebrained schemes to prove to Graham that they arent related, which of course just end up convincing her even more that theirs is a forbidden love. Along the way, there is a cast of misfits and comedy clichés for Gilly to contend with including the legless pilot sidekick, Grahams smarmy millionaire fiancé and his redneck brother. There are few laugh-out-loud moments, as the script pretty much begins and ends with the idea that the more Gilly tries to clear things up, the more mess ensues. Both leads appear slightly dazed, as if trying to fathom out what made them sign on the dotted line, and the direction lurches from one gross-out moment to the next. There are some redeeming features: the ending is suitably uplifting and theres a lot of fun to be had in anticipating what misfortune will strike the hapless Gilly next, but in the end this is one "Farrelly" movie which pushes cow abuse too far.--Kristen Bowditch --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Yes the plot IS wafer thin, but it's a comedy, so since when did that matter? What this film does have is some of the most original jokes around. It has some absolutely classic lines, most of which you'll have to see in the film to appreciate.
The main cast do a decent enough job, Kline always seems to come across as one of those people you just have to like, which is perfect for his role in this film. Graham does a good enough job, and Orlando is absolutely awesome.
This film came and went without causing so much as a ripple, but if you enjoyed films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and the like, you simply have to watch this.
Brilliant film, the cast do a fantastic job, I could watch this film over and over again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good comedy without too many cheesy one liners. A good all rounder for all to enjoy.. . . .Published on 25 Mar. 2013 by Amanda Amos
I was going to write something about this movie, but after reading the Amazon reviewers piece I decided not to bother. Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2004 by - topcat -