You know that feeling when you're watching a movie for the first time, and it grabs you right away and it gets better and better until the very end? This is one of these very special films.
| Original Score: 4/4
These are things that are instantly recognizable, images and words that will be remembered as long as movies are remembered.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
"...A post-John Hughes innovator as a teen flick that ducks both Afterschool Special-isms and crass humour..."
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Low-key funny, smart and touching, this is the prototype for successful youth-oriented romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 80/100
Crowe's script is honest and straightforward in its simplicity, yet deeply moving in its details and nuances.
Say Anything does the nearly impossible of making a satisfying film from a high school dating comedy.
Finally, we have a teen film that doesn't dumb down its story line and play it solely as a goofy teen film.
| Original Score: B+
Has more depth and feeling than we expect to see in any teenage comedy
| Original Score: 3/4
Has one of the great movie endings of all time.
| Original Score: 5/5
Smart, well-developed characters, believable situations, and a solid emotional investment for us in the film's people and circumstances
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The cast is irresistibly charming, down to the bit parts by Lili Taylor and Amy Brooks as Lloyd's best friends.
A movie like this is possible because its maker believes in the young characters, and in doing the right thing, and in staying true to oneself.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 4/5