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He Said, She Said (1991)

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Real-life sweethearts and film directors Ken Kwapis and Marisa Silver co-directed this throwback to the silver-screen romantic comedies of the 1940s, examining the different ways men and women view reality. Kwapis takes the male character's point of view, recalling a burgeoning relationship. Silver then takes a crack at the same story, recalling the same events from the woman character's point of view. Unfortunately, both perspectives are not that much different. Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins star as Dan Hanson and Lorie Bryer, two reporters from the Baltimore Sun who are assigned to share space on the editorial page debating opposing viewpoints. Dan is the conservative philanderer. Lorie is the sensitive liberal. The new column becomes a big hit -- a shop owner exclaims, "Hey, it's the people who argue!" Although originally antagonists, Dan and Lorie become lovers. As their relationship grows, so does their popularity, and they end up hosting a popular television program. But Lorie wants commitment, and Dan doesn't. Frustrated, Lorie shies a coffee cup off Dan's noggin live on the air. Their ratings soar. And then the whole routine is played out again.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Paramount Home Video

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Cast

Elizabeth Perkins
as Lorie Bryer
Kevin Bacon
as Dan Hanson
Nathan Lane
as Wally
Phil Leeds
as Mr. Spepk
Rita Karin
as Mrs. Spepk
Paul Butler
as Al, at the Deli
Erika Alexander
as Rita, Al's Daughter
Damien Leake
as Ray, the Technical Director
Constance Shulman
as Makeup Girl
Leon Russom
as Harry
Petie Perkins
as Sheila
Hope Miles
as Diana
Bruce MacVittie
as Lou, the Florist
George Martin
as Mr. Bryer
Tanya Berezin
as Mrs. Bryer
Glaudia Silver
as Susan Bryer
Claudia Silver
as Susan Bryer
David Cale
as The Waiter
Rick Warner
as Man at Restaurant
Elizabeth Brower
as Waitress
Dennis Michael
as Live Band
F. William Parker
as Uncle Olaf
Karen Kirschenbauer
as Olga, Uncle Olaf's Bride
David Long
as Mr. Hanson
Rita Hennessy
as Mrs. Hanson
Merri Biechler
as Wally's Secretary
Alan J. Wendl
as Bartender
Pamela Sue Martin
as A.M. Baltimore, Host
Rebecca Krimski
as Woman Walking Dog
Jeff Mandon
as Technician
Bill Britt
as News Anchor
Helen R. Williams
as Grocery Clerk
David Storey
as Theater Dancer
Alycea Baylis
as Theater Dancer
Tom McDermott
as Live Band Member
Bobby B.
as Live Band Member
Denis Michael Reidy
as Live Band Member
Dave Smith
as Live Band Member
Bart Lay
as Live Band Member
Shelly North
as Hanson Family Member
Mark Brutsche
as Hanson Family Member
Alice O'Connor
as Receptionist
Ida Eustis
as Receptionist
Cynthia L. Miller
as Receptionist
Brian Hohlfeld
as Bar Patron
Lisa Hohlfeld
as Bar Patron
Michael Chaban
as Basketball Player
Val Almendarez
as Basketball Player
Bernard Lee
as Basketball Player
Leeza Gibbons
as Herself
John Tesh
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for He Said, She Said

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

A snappy, scrappy comedy about some of the universal problems which plague romantically involved couples.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Too bad neither of them said, 'this gimmicky flick isn't worth making.'

April 14, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Two likable leads struggle against narrative gimmickry.

October 8, 2002
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Audience Reviews for He Said, She Said

Its actors are well chosen and the concept is very intellectual but its direction can be long and monotonous, while the comedy is a hit or miss leaving the story itself carrying the emotion. For my full review of He Said, She Said (1991), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102011/reviews-22

Nick Salvemini
Nick Salvemini
½

It's okay to watch once, but very dated to look at. It screams early 90's (in a bad way), actually reminds me of my first job in an office back then, looking at the frumpy clothes - that's got to bring anyone down! Acting is okay. They are convincing but both kind of whiny. The first half is told from his perspective, the second from hers. I guess it's a different twist, but not enough to make it truly interesting. It's inoffensive and watchable, but only just.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Bacon and Perkins are very good actors and that's what elevates this into watchability. Their charm and chemistry almost manages to make this a good movie.

Ryan Voss
Ryan Voss

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