Reviews:CBS/Fox Home Video
Running time: 100 Minutes. Rated PG-13
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
Special Features: Commentary track; five alternate scenes with commentary;ten deleted scenes; 13 extended scenes; featurette; television spots
There's a number of reasons to own "Say Anything" on DVD. Thefirst, naturally, is so one can replay and learn John Cusack's career-defining"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything"monologue. The second is that this is a great film: As Lloyd Dobler, Cusackcrystallizes the Generation X anti-leading man persona that's become hissort-of trademark in later films like "Grosse Pointe Blank" and "HighFidelity," among others. Basically the standard "boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl-because-her-father-doesn't-like-him,boy-gets-girl-back story," "Say Anything" is a perfect vehiclefor writer/director Cameron Crowe's pitch-perfect dialogue. With a talentedcast of actors such as Ione Skye, Lili Taylor and John Mahoney ("Frazier"'sdad) for Cusack to bounce off of, Crowe gives us a natural (if slightly manipulative)landscape for the depths of teen angst and love. Scads of extra goodies anda commentary track (with Crowe, Cusack and Skye) make this an essential.
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