Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his ... See full summary »
Lewis John Carlino
The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
College freshman Walter (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a "sure thing". Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat anal retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, and somewhere along the way, they find each other's company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's "sure thing?" Written by
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Daphne Zuniga is almost 4 years older than John Cusack. See more »
When Gary is driving after the first night in the hotel he is on the left-hand side of the road. In the next shot he is back on the right. See more »
[encounter a padlocked trailer while attempting to get out of the rain]
It's locked! Good! This is very good! It's important that this place should have an air-tight security system... in the middle of nowhere!
[digs through her bag]
I might have a nail file... I have a credit card. I have a credit card!
Credit cards work on a completely different kind of lock.
No, you don't seem to understand. I have a credit card!
You have a credit card?
I have a credit card!
You have a credit card.
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...not just for Gib and Alison, but definitely for this reviewer, who saw this movie for the first time in August 2004!
The plot is simple enough, but Reiner's direction makes the movie a true gem; as do the efforts of Cusack and Zuniga--plus the supporting cast, which include a pre-'Goose' Anthony Andrews and a truly funny Tim Robbins (he's less funny nowadays, of course, but in '85 he exhibited definite comedic talent).
I've decided that this one's right up there with my favorites. One of those movies, with endless quotable lines, that charms you out of your wits without even trying.
Till Noever, Author: KEAEN, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, www.owlglass.com
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