Tuesday, March 8, 2016

809. Say Anything...

Say Anything...
Directed by Cameron Crowe

Say Anything brings us one of the most iconic movie moments of all time and I suppose that alone makes this film deserve its place on The List.  It is a decent enough movie, but I am so spoiled with John Hughes' teen comedies that I am a bit picky.

Lloyd Dobler wants to be a kick boxer, which he claims is the sport of the future.  He falls for Diane Court, who is going to attend a fellowship in England in the autumn.  Her father disapproves of the relationship but teenage hormones will not be denied.

The plot here is pretty thin but the movie works because of the charm of the characters.  Lloyd isn't particularly sexy or rebellious, but he is a respectful guy who treats Diane well.  The dialogue is genuine and funny.  Yes, the film is predictable as hell but I was too pleased with everyone to notice.

Iconic and unmissable.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

The song "In Your Eyes" was added in post production.  What was actually playing on the boom box was a song by Fishbone.

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