Say Anything...
Say Anything... (1989)

A high-school valedictorian begins dating an irresponsible army brat, much to the dismay of her father. After breaking off the relationship and being pursued for the remainder of the summer by the boy she dropped, she finds that there's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: One of the definitive Generation X movies, Say Anything is equally funny and heartfelt -- and it established John Cusack as an icon for left-of-center types everywhere.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Say Anything is an easy film to like.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Josh Larsen

Cameron Crowe's graduation-speech homilies are given an effervescent sincerity by John Cusack.

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Variety Staff

Cusack and Skye's relationship develops nicely and believably, but Crowe has not written an entirely convincing character for the latter to play.

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Caryn James
New York Times

The film is all charming performances and grace notes, but there are plenty of worse things to be.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Cameron Crowe creates a beautiful film filled with uncertainties and paints romance as horrifying, but an experience that's also very much worth it.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

At last, a teenage love story with real characters instead of cliches, poses, and attitudes.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The cast is irresistibly charming, down to the bit parts by Lili Taylor and Amy Brooks as Lloyd's best friends.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is an iconic role for John Cusack and easily one of the movies that made him such a respectable actor today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Lloyd Dobler: I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen. "She's got everything going for her. He's going for her with everything he's… More
Dan Schultz
A wonderfully laid-back nostalgic filled coming of age story concerning a drifter (John Cusack) who falls in love with a driven, beautiful girl (Ione Skye), and… More
Kevin Cookman
Ione Skye's performance can be super shaky, but, other times, especially the ending, she's on the top of her game. A contemporary model of how to do… More
paul oh
It has its highs and lows and makes you go through the motions till the last frame. Its honestly the essential adolescent film of history!
KJ Proulx
There may be films that make you question romance, and whether it is all worth it, but this film is completely different. It is a confirmation that love exits,… More
Kevin M. Williams
Popular romcom although I think the Peter Gabriel songs have done more to fuse this in memory than the familiar kids-from-opposite-sides-of-the-track plot.