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SAY ANYTHING

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I’m in a bit of denial that Say Anything was 25 years ago. Although granted, his overcoat does hysterically scream 80s.

A great romcom? No. Has some great moments, but overall it’s poorly directed, overly simplistic, and scantily written.
Cameron Crowe trying to imitate John Hughes and failing horribly.

Pop culture-wise this film had a significant impact. Endless references and parodies of Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) holding the boombox (with Peter Gabriel whinging out In Your Eyes) in the seemingly definitive romantic moment in teen angst history.Image

There have been whole relationships won and lost because of men understanding or failing to understand how this boombox image imprinted itself on many a female psyche who just want even one single Lloyd Dobler gesture in their universe.

1say8To me, some of the best parts of this movie were the satellite players, Lili Taylor, John Mahoney, Dan Castellaneta, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Joan Cusack,  Philip Baker Hall, Bebe Neuwirth, Chynna Phillips, and Lois Chiles. 1say9
Then again, it’s easy to nip in and out, not doing the heavy lifting in a lacklustre and confused film.

Amazing soundtrack including:

Cheap Trick,

The Replacements,

Living Colour,

Red Hot Chili Peppers,

Fishbone,

Depeche Mode, etc.

 

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13 thoughts on “SAY ANYTHING

  1. Great post! But for some reason, I love this movie! *LOL* Perhaps it reminds me of a more innocent time. John Cusack and his family are from here. They are still very involved in local theater which is nice. Peter Gabriel’s, “In Your Eyes” is one of my fav songs! Awh, I am such a sap! 🙂 :): ) Cher xo

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      1. I totally agree! And even though the movie wasn’t exactly stellar (LOL) perhaps it resonated with me for its simplicity. Or maybe it was the Peter Gabriel song! 😉 🙂 🙂 🙂 Cher xo

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  2. SAY ANYTHING
    Okay the show much be an “80s type of show…but for the singers, Cheap Trick, the Raplacements, Living Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, Depeche Mode…….
    I’ve got to watch this movie….

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