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Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 April 1989 (USA)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.



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High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England. Written by Scott Renshaw <>

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She's got every thing going for her. He's going for her with every thing he's got. See more »


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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$20,781,385 (USA)

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During the graduation speech Diane's hair switches from completely behind her shoulders to completely in front, and partially in front, and again to the back. See more »


Lloyd Dobler: You probably got it all figured out, Corey. If you start out depressed everything's kind of a pleasant surprise.
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References The Wild Life (1984) See more »


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Produced by Gary Katz
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Who says teen romance needs to be perverse? 10/10
9 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very few films have even tried to be as smart and honest as Say Anything. The film, which is more then 10 years old, still remains to be one of the strongest pieces of romantic cinema. Not only do John Cusack and Ione Skye have perfect chemistry; not only is John Mahoney's character one of the most complicated father figures in the history of film; not only is the screen play delightfully honest; but everything just seems to fit right in this movie. A true treasure

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