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Say It Isn't So (2001)

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Jo and Gilly date. They find out they're brother and sister. Jo moves away. Gilly finds out that he's not Jo's brother and that Jo's getting married. Can he stop the wedding in time?


J.B. Rogers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Gilbert Noble
Heather Graham ... Josephine Wingfield
Orlando Jones ... Dig McCaffrey
Sally Field ... Valdine Wingfield
Richard Jenkins ... Walter Wingfield
John Rothman ... Larry Falwell
Jack Plotnick ... Leon Pitofsky
Eddie Cibrian ... Jack Mitchelson
Mark Pellegrino ... Jimmy Mitchelson
Brent Hinkley ... Streak
Henry Cho ... Freddy
Richard Riehle ... Sheriff Merle Hobbs
Brent Briscoe ... Detective Vic Vetter
Ezra Buzzington ... Stewart
Julie White ... Ruthie Falwell


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »


Reflected in the window of Jo's station wagon as she drives away after talking with her mother. See more »


Valdine: [explaining her reasons for giving up her baby, to an increasingly dismayed Gilbert and Jo] I figured the best thing to do was to give you away. You know, to somebody who wouldn't resent you for your burden. I mean, one of you had to go and Jo was already house-broke.
Gilbert Noble: This can't be happening.
Valdine: I know this must be very difficult for you. But just think how lucky you are that you found out before it was too late, before you got married and consumated this forbidden relationship.
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes six deleted/altered scenes, one of which is an extended ending where, after Klein finds out who his mom is, we cut to him and Graham on the roof to his vet office and he says that there is are only lonely people then they kiss and live happily ever after. See more »


References Doctor Dolittle (1998) See more »


Written by Johan Svendsen
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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User Reviews

16 September 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

I found this movie funnier than I expected. Chris Klein and Heather Graham are adequate in the leads, and Klein's character finds himself falling in love with Graham's. When he finds out they might actually be brother and sister, they have to call it off. A while later, Klein learns that it is all a big mistake, but by this time Graham is engaged to marry another man. Klein then sets out to try to break up that wedding, getting into one jam after another, including a mental hospital, prison, and several fights with the redneck townsfolk.

If you can excuse mild raunchiness and an occassional painful-looking moment, you might like this one.

*** out of ****

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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,861,903, 25 March 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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