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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?

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J.B. Rogers
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Cast

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 Henry Cho ... Freddy
Richard Riehle ... Sheriff Merle Hobbs
Brent Briscoe ... Detective Vic Vetter
Ezra Buzzington ... Stewart
Julie White ... Ruthie Falwell
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dime que no es cierto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,861,903, 25 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,516,708, 13 May 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town of Beaver, Oregon does exist. It is located 20 miles South of Tillamook, OR, and 20 miles East of the Pacific Ocean. However, no filming of this movie ever took place even remotely close to it. See more »

Goofs

When Dig rescues Gilbert from the psychiatry he breaks down a grating. The position of this grating on the floor of Gilbert's cell changes during shots. See more »

Quotes

Josephine Wingfield: Would you like the standard bikini wax?
Mrs. Hartunian: Oh, no. I'm going to Hawaii with my husband. Better landscape the whole yard.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Strange Wilderness (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Never See You Again
Written by Norman Blake
Performed by Teenage Fanclub
Courtesy of Columbia Records/Creation/and SINE/A Division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Gets off to a slow start, but gets funnier as it goes along
21 August 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee 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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