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Say Anything
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Directed By
Cameron Crowe

Written By:
Cameron Crowe

Cast:
John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Joan Cusack, Lili Taylor, Richard Portnow, Pamela Segall, Jason Gould, Loren Dean, Bebe Neuwirth, Aimee Brooks, Eric Stoltz, Chynna Phillips, Jeremy Piven, Don Wilson

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Say Anything (1989)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 26th, 2007

I wanna be Mrs Dobbler

This movie didn't do very well in the theaters when it was first released, although I was one of the few people who lined up to go see it. As time has gone on and with the aid of word-of-mouth, it has become a classic of epic proportions. Everyone knows who Lloyd and Diane are and if you don't - well, shut up because I don't want to know the opinion of someone who hasn't watched SAY ANYTHING.

It could have come off as uber creepy, the story of a guy who has been pining for the class validictorian all through high school. He's imagined that they've gone on dates, tries to get his friends to take pictures of them together without her knowing about it and in general is obsessed to an unhealthy level.

When Lloyd finally gathers up the courage to ask Diane out, he is pleasantly surprised when she agrees. Attending the famous after graduation party where Lloyd becomes famous for being the "key master" and checking up on Diane all night. Their relationship seems to stall because Diane is the ultimate A-type personality with a very intense father. She wants to concentrate on getting ready to go to college and doesn't want to get into anything serious. Lloyd just wants to spend time with her. Both end up getting more than they expect.

SAY ANYTHING features the best character that John Cusak has ever created (and subsequently seems to be replaying over the years), and in the process of doing so created an icon for my generation. This is a guy who isn't really a guy. He's a man. He is able to show love, affection and support and yet doesn't come off like a complete douchebag while doing so.

Every girl I've ever met wishes she could have been Diane, lying in that bed with a guy in a trenchcoat holding that boombox. I don't know if I would have picked Peter Gabriel and my ass would have at least gotten up and looked out that window, but still.

I will gladly give my heart for his pen anyday. (Yes, I know that's reversed.)

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Movie Addict
Mar 16, 2007 7:55 PM
also wrote a review of Say Anything
 
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Zara
Mar 16, 2007 8:39 PM
 
Cusack's buddy, Jeremy Piven.
Movie Addict
Mar 16, 2007 10:27 PM
 
He was so young I can't be sure. It was the second guy from the left on the sidewalk. The one who was rapping.

Filmkiller
Sep 29, 2010 2:32 AM
also wrote a review of Say Anything
 
And you're not really talking about his pen. =)



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