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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?


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 scenes in this movie were filmed there. See more »


When Gilly and the herd of cows wander into town, the reflection of the camera crew and dolly track are visible in one of the store fronts when it cuts to the townspeople. See more »


Jimmy Mitchelson: He wants to marry his sister.
Freddy: He better not come back.
Jimmy Mitchelson: Yeah, that's right, or we'll tie you to a tree, fuck you in the ass while we jerk you off. Show you what we really do to perverts around here.
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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 »


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


Louie Louie
Written by Richard Berry
Performed by The Kingsmen
Courtesy of The Kingsmen and Original Sound Entertainment
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User Reviews

An Awful Movie
24 August 2001 | by Craig-9See all my reviews

The secret to the Farelly Bros. films is that they have a certain sweetness to them. Sure, they're filled with grossness, but they have characters that we care about and an underlying good-naturedness. The writer and director of _Say It Isn't So_ haven't figured this out. They rely instead on mean-spiritedness that goes on so long that, with just a few changes, this could have been a truly horrifying thriller/drama, instead of a comedy that merely falls flat on its face. I'm truly worried about today's audiences and their expectations for comedy. Moviegoers who've grown up on a diet of _Home Alone_ and _Baby's Day Out_, graduating to material like _Scary Movie_ and this misbegotten film, will never learn to appreciate true comic masterpieces, like the Pink Panther films, or the Naked Gun series. Their expectations for comedy will include grossness and violence, not carefully-planned sight gags and pratfalls or well-written puns and humorous dialogue. I should have turned this off mid-movie and rewound it and returned it to the store, but I masochistically watched the whole thing and I have to say I despair about the state of movie comedy at this point in time.

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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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