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Ione Skye plays Diane Court, high-school valedictorian on the verge of heading to England on a prestigious scholarship. This is especially thrilling to Diane's divorced father, James (John Mahoney), who has always shared a special relationship with the girl, less father/daughter than friend/friend. When Diane begins dating irresponsible army brat Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), her father despairs at her choice of an "underachiever." Pressured by her dad to break off the relationship, Diane spends the rest of the summer being pursued by the lovestruck Lloyd, who does everything he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cusack and Skye's relationship develops nicely and believably, but Crowe has not written an entirely convincing character for the latter to play."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The film is all charming performances and grace notes, but there are plenty of worse things to be."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Cameron Crowe creates a beautiful film filled with uncertainties and paints romance as horrifying, but an experience that's also very much worth it."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Say Anything was a singularly three-dimensional teen romance after a decade of broad gags and breakfast-club stereotypes in John Hughesland."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"John Cusack has unwittingly become Generation X's romantic screen icon."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"At last, a teenage love story with real characters instead of cliches, poses, and attitudes."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The cast is irresistibly charming, down to the bit parts by Lili Taylor and Amy Brooks as Lloyd's best friends."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"This is an iconic role for John Cusack and easily one of the movies that made him such a respectable actor today."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"One of the very best teen movies."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"Great dialogue, dead-on performances from all three leads, Cusack, Skye and Mahoney, a nice romance, cool soundtrack and some funny lines."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"he love story is as old-fashioned as the jokes are old hat, but Crowe's amusing script and unforced direction allow the actors to develop reasonably authentic characters from stereotypical roles."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Smart, well-developed characters, believable situations, and a solid emotional investment for us in the film's people and circumstances"
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A gem of a coming-of-age story."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Rewarding if slightly off-beat, and genuinely funny."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Empire Magazine
"Even as a cynical, anti-romantic teen, I loved this movie."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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