I am, once again, reaching back into my vault of material from defunct blogs to repost a piece about my all-time favorite movie, Say Anything… I don’t think there is any more introduction needed than that.
If you are of a certain age, and strive to be a sensitive man of any sort, than you are quite familiar with the topic of today’s Retro Rewind. Perhaps it is the fact that the film captures the fear that comes with graduating high school without a clear plan for your future perfectly, or maybe it is that every “sensitive” guy knows what it is like to be on the outside looking in at a beautiful woman who everybody thinks is out of their league. Whatever it is, this movie is able to capture the heart and mind of an entire generation of non-Neanderthal men, and many women looking for a non-Neanderthal man.
The tagline for the movie when it was released read “To Know Lloyd Dobler Is To Love Him, Get Ready To Know Lloyd Dobler”. So, what is it about Lloyd Dobler, and the movie Say Anything…, that makes us love him so? Read on.Full Disclosure: John Cusack is my own personal Jesus. This love was born from this very movie and will never, ever be extinguished. Therefore, I am, perhaps, the most biased source for information about this movie to ever set foot on the planet. But, dammit, bias is important here!