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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In a charming, critically acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd (John Cusack), an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane (Ione Skye), an unattainable high-school beauty and straight-A student. It surprises just about everyone when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's overly possessive, divorced father (John Mahoney) doesn't approve and it will take more than the power of love to conquer all.

Cast: John Cusack , Ione Skye , John Mahoney , Lili Taylor , Amy Brooks , Pamela Segall , Jason Gould , Loren Dean

Director: Cameron Crowe

Genres: Romance

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Say Anything... (1989)

Release Date: April 14th, 1989|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • More than the standard, cranked-out genre piece. Its characters linger in your mind, and the quality of its actors lift the movie into another league. [14 April 1989] show more

  • Crowe has invented a fresh character in Lloyd Dobler, and Cusack has invested him with an ingratiating persona that helps avert disaster when things become a bit melodramatic in the final resolution. [14 April 1989] show more

  • [Crowe] knows how to shape a scene and he's never cheap with characterization; adults are permitted to be as complex as their children; a rare event in pictures. [18 May 1989, p.A14(E)] show more

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