(This is 3.75 stars)
“Say Anything” is a 1989 offbeat senior high school teen rom-com drama full of naiveté, brimming with emotions, peppered with some humor.
“Say Anything” is an enlivening take on the turmoil of young love. Ok, I have to admit it’s somewhat cheesy, but what teen love isn’t? We’re not talking of Jesse and Celine from Before Sunset maturity level here. It’s one of those rare movies that capture that once in a lifetime love. You’ll see unforgettable performances from John Cusack and Ione Skye. It’s a solid coming-of-age movie. Bonus: there are no evil principals here, lol!
Lloyd lacks direction in life, and by utilizing that in a relatable manner common to graduating seniors that age, who aren’t certain of their life’s path and hammering the iconic boom-box-in-the-air ode to his love maneuver, this movie speaks with so much fluency.