Monday, May 25, 2009

Movie Journal: Say Anything

Don't you just hate it when the title to a romantic comedy has almost nothing to do with the storyline?

No matter. Say Anything may not make much sense as a movie title, but the content of the movie itself is superb.

As for an idea of the plot, I think IMDb sums it up best: "A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college."

John Cusack stars in what is probably my favorite role of his, while Ione Skye perfectly portrays the smart and pretty yet unsure girl the main character is trying to win over.

The characters are fun and the sheer complexity of the storyline is quite satisfactory. All in all, it's one of the greater and more moving of the teenage romances of the 1980's, despite some potential ethical issues concerning the very intimate relationship between the main characters. Don't let the unfortunately corny poster above deter you. For any fan of film, Say Anything is well worth your time.

8 out of 10

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