[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
The Sure Thing
A sure thing comes once in a lifetime... but the real thing lasts forever.
Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. Now they need to realize what they've already found before it's too late.
Rob Reineir's second theatrical work follows Gib and Alison. Gib is a guy who decides to leave for California in search of the right person: no questions, no blame or pressure, ie 100% guaranteed freedom. Alison is a girl who enjoys mature men, and who prefers routine to parites and who is goning to California as well, in order to meet up with her boyfriend. Despite the differences, the truth is that somewhere on this trip Gib and Alison end up liking the company of one another. Who is after all the right person?
It seems I'm running a marathon alongside John Cusack, and it seems I am actually enjoying his films (a lot), and he is still surprising me…
Being stuck in a car on a cross country drive with people singing show tunes the whole time is my worst nightmare
It's so bloody hot today that I'm not sure I'm going to get to the end of this review without melting. Hot weather really does totally suck. If I hear one more weather forecaster tell me this is beautiful weather then they are going to die. What am I, a bloody lizard?
This weather really does put me in a foul mood but fortunately The Sure Thing was almost as good as I remember it being so it did help rather a lot. This John Cusack starrer sees him hitchhiking cross country to California and a guaranteed tryst with Nicollette Sheridan, only he's lumbered with swot of his class and former…
"Hi, I'm Gary Cooper, but not the Gary Cooper that's dead."
Rob Reiner is the man when it comes to good 80's movies. The Sure Thing oozes of 80's in the very best way. Filled with the right amount of youthful jokes, brilliant dialogue, a stupid but utterly charming story and last but not least; some laughably loveable characters.
Boy, do I love the 80's!
Rob Reiner these days is known for repulsively corny, “life-affirming” films, supposedly aimed at all audiences but personally I think they should be banned from ever being shown to anyone. He hasn't made a good movie in a very long time but in the 80's and into the early 90's he made a streak of films that are absolutely wonderful and although The Sure Thing is the weakest I've seen out of them it is still a very enjoyable watch. Starring the charming John Cusack and the lovely Daphne Zuniga on a road trip that reminds me of the beginning of When Harry Met Sally, meaning it is full of biting humor and a winning chemistry between the leads. It's…
Even though The Sure Thing came out 4 years before Say Anything..., this John Cusack as the oddball intellectual underachiever trying to get the girl he has already placed firmly on a pedestal is just so old and tired. I am sure that if I watched The Sure Thing before Say Anything..., I would have felt as though Cusack had finally perfected the character he is often typecast as, because the latter is the better movie.
At one point in the movie Allison says that when she was 6 she wanted nothing more than to be a princess. This sparked a typical Gemini-fueled "let's talk about me"-fest where I tell my husband that I never once wanted to be a…
Back when Rob Reiner was cranking out hit after hit, he made this remarkably solid teen comedy. There's nothing all that original here but John Cusack's charm and his chemistry with Princess Vespa is more than enough to carry the movie. It's not as funny as Better Off Dead and not as sweet as Say Anything but it's the perfect middle ground in between the two for "The Great John Cusack Teen Comedy Trilogy" as I will now refer to it. [B]
i wanna be clear that i hate this movie
the motel scene where john cusack teaches daphne zuniga how to shotgun a beer is one of the greatest things i've ever seen and i think abt it on the daily
that scene alone earns this movie a 4.5
After seeing Joan Cusack in Working Girl, I decided to spend some time with her brother. In this one, he is a college freshman and is longing for the days when he used to get laid. Apparently, it's been a while. He is at some New England school and his best friend is at UCLA, swimming in a sea of sun-kissed babes who are purportedly very easy. On the east coast, Cusack is flirting around with a woman who could not dislike him more. They end up on the same caravan going west, so he can get laid by the titular sure thing, and so that she can visit her boyfriend. It's not hard to figure out what happens to them. There are some fun bits along the way to keep the seasoned viewer interested, but at the end of the day, it's a pretty standard dramedy.
One of my favourite childhood romantic movie.
A few good laughs along the way but Cusack's character had too many Ferris Bueller'isms about him and just generally wasn't all that likeable.
Wow! That is 80s font.
That is a creepy and obvious innuendo.
These are freshman sized classes? Looks like high school sized classes.
He certainly is dramatic, but at least he commits to it.
Who puts "news" in their schedule?
I've been on a college building roof, but I was there to watch fireworks. Unfortunately the next year I tried I was met by campus security.
"Did I hurt you..." HILARIOUS!
"I'm talking to you cordless" :)
Oh my god! I am going to puke! This is far worse than the bus.
What kind of screwy hotel situation is this? A couple and a couple of strangers sharing a room?!?
This is all totally unlikely.
The Sure Thing is another great film starring John Cusack but it probably currently remains at the bottom of the pile of films I have seen him in.
Although being very funny at times, there were other occasions were I felt that the humor became slightly distasteful and didn't blend well with the rest of the film.
Despite this though, I thoroughly enjoyed the film and will continue to watch more of Cusack.
Complete list. :-(