Say Anything... Synopsis
A high-school senior (John Cusack) loves an England-bound honor student (Ione Skye).
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
To me, Say Anything is without a shadow of a doubt the most rewarding, funny, and likable romance of the last twenty years. It heralds the...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

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It all comes down to one scene: John Cusack, standing at dusk, boom box aloft, blaring Peter Gabriel's ''In Your Eyes'' outside Ione Skye's...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
That such intelligence could be contained in a movie that is simultaneously so funny and so entertaining is some kind of a miracle.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
[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...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Complex, knotty and at times even uncomfortable; its world has a weight and heft that makes its ultimate romanticism seem genuinely...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Cusack invests such sincerity in his portrayal of Lloyd that it's impossible not to root for him to get the girl. He's the classic underdog...
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80

TV Guide

Seldom have such complexity, emotional depth, honesty, and realism been invested in what is ostensibly a teen love story.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
With his breathy, antic delivery, pouring out his heart in staccato bursts, Cusack puts a nice loop on the sensitive teen theme. For his is...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
More than the standard, cranked-out genre piece. Its characters linger in your mind, and the quality of its actors lift the movie into...
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75

USA Today

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Crowe has invented a fresh character in Lloyd Dobler, and Cusack has invested him with an ingratiating persona that helps avert disaster...
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Must see for all 80's movie fans.

By Kris0807
To me, "Say Anything" is the peak of 80's teen-angst movie making. This classic has all the elements needed to make a fantastic teenage flick: unrequited love, cliques, music, depression, parents...

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Lovely, heartfelt romantic comedy...

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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ A gem of a coming-of-age story.
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