Friday, March 19, 2010

Chick Flick Friday - Say Anything

Yet another favorite of mine from the 80's, Say Anything stars a young John Cusak as Lloyd Dobbler - a high schooler about to graduate who devotes himself to the pursuit of Diane Court (played by Ione Skye), the aloof class valedictorian.

What's cool about this movie is that while it is a teen romance, it is not painfully corny or running rampant with slapstick scenes or gratuitous sex scenes. No, Say Anything actually has a story that is beyond trying to get in to someone's pants.

John Cusak's Lloyd is totally loveable and although he seems to have stalker-like issues, he genuinely is in love with Diane Court. Her father, however, is NOT amused with this relationship because Diane has a huge educational future ahead of her whereas Lloyd has no real aspirations other than kickboxing. John Mahoney (the dad from Frasier) is great in his role as the father even when he is being mean to our hero Lloyd.

One of the most memorable movie scenes of all time is when Lloyd is standing outside of Diane's window with his boombox over his head while Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" plays. THAT is a great song!

So get your 80's on again and check out "Say Anything" - this is John Cusak at his finest.


Frugal Vicki said...

I haven't seen this movie in FOREVER! May be time to check it out again.

jenn said...

It has been years since I have seen this movie, but it is a great one!

Lenox Knits said...

Say Anything is one of my fav all time movies. I can't even tell you how many times I've seen it.

Lola said...

That's the favorite part of the movie for me too. I love John Cusack!

Mhar's Display said...

I was hearing about this movie when I was in college. I was a kid when the movie was played in cinemas. When I saw Say Anything played on tv, I will say this is one of my favorite love story movie. I love the song "In Your Eyes" too :)