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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 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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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dime que no es cierto See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Jo is getting ready to drive away and her mother wants to come along, she reaches to fasten her seatbelt which is subsequently unfastened/fastened between shots. 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 »


Cul de Sac
Written by Gerard Love
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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Falls flat
13 April 2002 | by shaun98See all my reviews

If nothing, this movie proves that sticking your hand up a cow's behind doesn't automatically mean it's funny. The film contains several gross-out jokes, few of them deliver. Oh, I have no doubt that they could've worked with the proper timing and comedic sensibility-which is just about all it lacks I'm afraid.

The Farrelly brothers produced this film, but one wonders how they felt about the results. They must have chuckled when reading the script, I have a hunch the material worked much better on paper than it did on film. They may not have been involved in the creative process, but they are nonetheless responsible for its failure.

On the acting front, Klein is simply dreadful as Gil. He reminds one of a young Keanu Reeves--but even stiffer. Heather Graham has a strong screen presence, and she manages to generate more sympathy for the leads than would otherwise be warranted. Sally Field and Orlando Jones are irritating. Richard Jenkins actually does a good job as the crippled dad, but he is helpless against a poor script.

My recommendation is to skip this thing and rent "There's Something About Mary" again.

*1/2 (out of ****)

Released by Twentieth Century Fox

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