Say It Isn't So (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 March 2001 (USA)
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Young orphan Gilly (Klein) finds out his lover Jo (Graham) may actually be his biological sister. After they break up he discovers he's not related and travels across the country to stop ... See full summary »


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Young orphan Gilly (Klein) finds out his lover Jo (Graham) may actually be his biological sister. After they break up he discovers he's not related and travels across the country to stop her impending wedding. Unfortunately the entire nation has heard the same story and thinks he's just after incestuous thrills. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dime que no es cierto  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,861,903 (USA) (23 March 2001)


£360,847 (UK) (22 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


Briefly features Return of the Tres, performed by Delinquent Habits - a song prominently featured in Double Take (2001), a movie Orlando Jones starred in prior to this film. See more »


Dig's nonexistent legs can be seen in one scene. See more »


Dig McCaffrey: Now, be a friend and fetch my getaway sticks, daddy.
Gilbert Noble: Your what?
Dig McCaffrey: My legs, captain. My legs.
Gilbert Noble: Oh, shit.
Dig McCaffrey: Less feces, more fetchin'. Get over here and get it, boy.
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Spoofs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Talking To The Dice
Written by Julius Robinson, Michael Sherwood and Patrick Tuzzolino
Performed by Patrick Tuzzolino
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Gets off to a slow start, but gets funnier as it goes along
21 August 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

First of all, I was disappointed that the Farrellys didn't take the director's seat on this one. I hate when previews mislead you like that. Nine times out of ten, when you hear the announcer in a trailer say, "from horror master Wes Craven" or something of that sort, it means the well-known director is a producer or executive producer in the project, like in this case. But it still has that Farrelly vibe, since J.B. Rogers worked as the A.D. in their previous works.

The movie gets off to a slow start. The gags start off pretty lame. And most of the funny parts shown were given away in the previews. We're handed a lot of quirks, but the comedy doesn't quite gel. We have Richard Jenkins as a wheelchair-bound father, who uses excessive profanity through a voice-box. So far, we're pushing the envelope, but the laughs haven't entirely arrived. I have to admit, though, the nipple-piercing scene was very funny. Luckily, that scene wasn't completely given away in the trailers, because quite frankly--it couldn't be shown on network television.

The film speeds up the comedy with the arrival of Orlando Jones as a pilot with artificial legs and a Jimmi Hendrix hairdo. For some reason, the Farrellys have an obsession with handicapped characters. Jones is very funny, and brings in the film's biggest laughs.

I also think we wander into one-joke territory one time too many. OK, the guy banged his sister. It was funny at first. How many times do we have to hear it repeated in the next gag...and the gag after that...and the gag after that? But the gags improve as we go along, and I got more and more laughs. By the last thirty minutes, I was laughing myself silly! So I wouldn't say this comedy is anywhere near as bad as most people said it was.

"Say It Isn't So" isn't the best comedy of the year, but it often delivers. And it's one of the few comedies that gets funnier as it goes along, rather than starting off with a bang and dragging on as it progresses.

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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