The Sure Thing

Critics Consensus

Though its final outcome is predictable, The Sure Thing is a charming, smartly written, and mature teen comedy featuring a breakout role for John Cusack.

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Movie Info

Gib (John Cusack), a college freshman, keeps striking out with women. When he learns that a beautiful Californian (Nicollette Sheridan) wants to have a tryst with him, he decides to carpool all the way to the West Coast to meet her. Unfortunately, one of the other passengers on the trip is Alison (Daphne Zuniga), an attractive but domineering girl who has rejected Gib once before. The journey is a nightmare until a funny thing happens -- Gib and Alison start to fall in love.

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John Cusack
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
Daphne Zuniga
Alison Bradbury

Critic Reviews for The Sure Thing

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (5)

Audience Reviews for The Sure Thing

  • Oct 14, 2013
    John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga play university students who take a whole movie to realize they are meant for each other. The movie-going public are aware of it from the moment we see them, but these two think they despise each other. A fun 90 minutes!
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2013
    Very likeable, and very decent 80's coming-of-age teen love story...with no baked apple goods.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2011
    Mamma mia John Cusack was so hot in this movie! The dialogue was really snappy and I like how the ending was resolved only at the very, very last minute - screwballian, in a way. Rob Reiner was definitely in his prime in the 80s.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    A fantastic drama/comedy about true love and life. It has a good cast, and a great story. I love it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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