V-Day Blues: 'Say Anything'

Posted by Miserable Retail Slave on February 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM

by RFP

Ah, the movie that's caused hundreds of hopelessly smitten nerds to get arrested for public disturbance for blaring Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' outside their ex's window.

It's a shame that the boombox is all but extinct because holding an Ipod connected to some speakers over your head doesn't hold the same visual impact.

If you've never seen or heard of  Say Anything, then you're either a communist or you hate movies.

Correct my math if you will, but I'm pretty sure this is John Cusak's star-making turn. He had been in a few '80s teen comedies before this (you should see The Sure Thing), but this is the one that people remember.

Cusak stars as the hopeless romantic, Lloyd Dobler who isn't really looking for a normal career post-high school, but a "dare to be great situation." In this case, he decides kickboxing is his shot at fame.

There's a few notable scenes in this movie that anyone that's ever had a relationship or gotten dumped can relate to.

There's the scene where Lloyd and Diane (Ione Skye) are "making love"*** in the backseat of her car and Lloyd can't stop shaking. Diane asks him if he's cold and Lloyd responds, "I'm just happy." Awww. This one hits a nerve. That's all I'll reveal.

Then, of course, there's the scene after Diane dumps him. Lloyd mopes in the rain and calls his sister, "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen." Bitches be crazy.

Overall, this is a decent diversionary romantic comedy. It's not groundbreaking and possibly over-hyped, but it fights the boredom. 

***Footnote: Only in movies is it alright to "make love." I have never, EVER, heard it said outside of popular fiction in a serious (i. e. non-sarcastic) manner. In fact, I decided long ago that I would never trust a person who says "making love" in reference to sex. ***End Footnote


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Reply Paulie Walnuts
2:54 PM on February 11, 2010 
Excellent movie. I actually think the best part is when Diane's dad goes to prison, and she gives him a pen. That's so fuckin' awesome.
Reply RFP
5:28 PM on February 11, 2010 
Ah. Y'know, I never noticed that until you mentioned it. That bitch needs a better way to show her emotions. If some girl gave me a pen after I said, "I love you," I would probably stab her in the neck with it. Just saying.
Reply TommyGoodTimes
1:59 AM on February 17, 2010 
Thanks Walnuts! I never noticed that either. But I did notice that Ione Sky was not very good looking and I have no idea where she's been since that movie. However, I do know where John Cusack has been and lately it's been making retarded movies, i.e. "2012"