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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…
Oh yeah, the romance between a brutish drunkard and an uptight nerd is written in the stars! One has to respect the title for admitting that this romantic pairing is a sure thing only in commercial comedies of the 1980s. The eponymous "Sure Thing" is actually an unknown bikini babe played by Nicollette Sheridan, who was so hot that she was probably no man's sure thing. John Cusack has finally found his coolness firmly challenged, so he's going to have to settle with seducing Daphne Zuniga. That his character is a college freshman undoubtedly plays no small part in his taking any opportunity to get laid, especially on a road trip to the beach. He's on this journey to find…
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By now we are familiar with this story. It's the classic opposites attract, love/hate relationship; the loud, obnoxious Walter stuck with the preppy, uptight Alison on a lengthy road-trip. This is best remembered from the Frank Capra classic It Happened One Night, where the class divide was the prominent divider, not simply romance. At the start of the journey Claudette Colbert is convinced that Clark Gable is only in it for the story and money (and in a way he is), and by the end they have fallen deeply in love, although they refuse to believe it themselves even as we see it clearly. So Cusack and Zuniga are from the outset fighting an uphill battle, because there is no…
Classic 80s, classic Cusack. Still a lot of fun to watch, with a downright sweet ending. Maybe too sweet? Nah!
Film #7 Scavenger Hunt 16
Task #5 A Holiday Trip Movie
I'm starting to think I liked John Cusack better in the 80's. There are some later movies of his that I like but so many of his really good movies seem to be from then. Two college students meet and really don't like each other much but of course are stuck on a trip across America. I'm not sure I've seen Daphne Zuniga in a lot of movies. I remembered her mainly from Melrose Place. This was definitely cute and I enjoyed it, but I think I just had Say Anything stuck in my head the entire time and it just didn't hold up as well. The movie…
it wasn't great but it was a combination of road trip romance + john cusack so how could i not like it
I vacillate on this one, but I've seen it enough to probably be comfortable in endorsing it.
One of my favorite movies from the 80s
Daphne Zuniga is my John Cusack
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Complete list. :-(