• Say Anything... (1989)

Say Anything...

Release Date: April 14th, 1989

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2002

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 Adlon, Jason Gould, Loren Dean

Director: Cameron Crowe

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Forbidden love, Friendship, Witty, Friend, 1980s, England, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Say Anything is an easy film to like. Ex-rock journalist Cameron Crowe, known for two screenplays about teenagers caught up in the fast lane, has written and directed (for the first time) a surprisingly gentle comedy about teens that concerns itself with values and love. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    That such intelligence could be contained in a movie that is simultaneously so funny and so entertaining is some kind of a miracle. show more

  • 90
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    [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)]

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