#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.
Plot: A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
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If you have read my “Sixteen Candles” comment, I have been on a journey to watch all of the classic teen 80’s movies. The girls at my work have been on my case with this, so now I have seen “Pretty in Pink”, “The Breakfast Club”, and “Sixteen Candles”, now “Say Anything…”. When I told one of the girls I rented this movie, she was excited. She said this is one of the best teen movies of the 80’s, and I’d have to agree.
It’s not a real sappy love story, it’s more normal and real. It has it doubt’s, flaws, scary parts, fun parts, sexy parts, and the friendship. Ione and John clicked so well in this movie. I loved the scene where John is standing outside with the stereo blasting “In your eyes” by Peter Gabriel. What a fantastic scene, I mean what girl wouldn’t like that? And poor John was only like 90 pounds, I was hoping Ione would have run to him to let him put that 1000 pound stereo down! It was the 80’s, there was nothing smaller. 😀 This is a great movie. I think it should be watched by anyone. It’s just a fun film to watch with friends or a date. So far, this is my favorite 80’s teen flick.
I tried desperately hard to like this, but… (possible spoiler)
Like most 80s high school movies, this has sadly, badly dated. Sadly, because it stars the incomparable John Cusack, the only reason for still watching this, giving a typically rich performance alternating nervy confidence with masked vulnerability. He plays Lloyd Dobler, an average(ish) high school student who is about to graduate. He lives with his single mother sister Constance and her young son, while his parents are with the American army in Germany.
He is besotted with Diane Court, an apparently beautiful brainbox whose astonishing academic success has been achieved at the cost of peer contact. She lives with her father, James, who runs a lucrative old folks home, and who comes under investigation from the IRS for mismanaging and defrauding his clients’ money. Diane is awarded a prestigious scholarship in England, but becomes derailed by her relationship with LLoyd, who, for all his aimlessness, offers her an emotional security she never had with her acrimoniously divorced parents. She is seemingly obliged to decide between Lloyd and a glittering career, until shock revelations about her father force things to a head.
There is nothing offensively wrong with SAY ANYTHING. There is vague pleasure to be had in spotting future minor celebrities (Eric Stoltz, Jeremy Piven, Lili Taylor). Writer/director Crowe tries to incorporate a few formal devices into a generally naturalistic framework, such as the pseudo-Greek chorus of Lloyd’s three girlfriends counterpointed with his late-night advice session from his male friends.
The film is also mildly subversive. The scene seems set for a reactionary tract about broken homes – Lloyd’s parents are absent, Diane’s are divorced. It might be suggested that the fears and aimlessness felt by the young in the movie arise from a lack of direction offered by the parents. The parents are the culpable ones here, in Diane’s case horrifically, unexpectedly so. Lloyd is a thoroughly decent and dependable, as a surrogate father, as a kick-boxing coach. Diane is finally able to make a decision after the burden of parental pressure is lifted. It is seen as right to abandon the tainted tradition of the past.
This is figured in the wonderful role-reversal ending. All the way, as Hollywood convention decrees, it seems as if Lloyd, as male hero, is going to be Diane’s teacher, despite her brains – he shows her how to fit in with her peers, how to achieve independence from her father, how to drive etc. But at the end, he goes to England with her; she is allowed fulfil her career; he is the, usually female-coded, hanger-on. An 80s film about leaving America for Europe suggests an anti-Jamesian quest for freedom from corruption, uncertainty etc. Happily, the film ends on unbalance and doubt.
ANYTHING’s problems are two-fold: contrivance and lack of humour. There is an air of phoniness about the whole thing, from the tried and tired 80s high school movie rituals, to the gropings for emotion (using sub-Phil Collins music as signifiers for emotion is really tacky and distancing). The whole film, as my wife pointed out, is shot in a flat, TV-movie style, which focuses the now embarrassing 80s detritus.
The lack of humour is the fatal flaw for a supposed comedy – anything that could be satirised is turned into melodrama; the fratboy slapstick has been done better elsewhere, the determination to take these characters oh-so-seriously lessens any attempt to see their angst as faintly ridiculous. Which leaves verbal comedy. As the title suggest, there is a running thematic motif concerning communication, truth, concealment, the ability to formulate emotion in words. You can’t say anything, it must be the right thing. But too much talk and too little visual distance results in a very dull film. It IS interesting that middle-class white boys wanted to be black so early as 1989. Of course, there isn’t a single black character in the film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Cameron Crowe
Writer Cameron Crowe
Actors John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm