The Sure Thing (1985)
Critic 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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as Walter "Gib" Gibson
as Alison Bradbury
as Mary Ann Webster
as Prof. Taub
as The Sure Thing
as Gary Cooper
as Girl in Sarong
as Girl at Party
as Girl in the Photo
as Guy at Frat Party
as Football Player
as Frat Guy
Critic Reviews for The Sure Thing
[A] hysterically oversold mix of comic cliches from the 30s and the 80s.
This is a likeable film that follows all of the necessary steps to engage an audience. It may not be a sure thing, but it's at least a pretty good bet.
Realization may not be earth shattering, but in an era of fast food and faster sex, return to the traditional is downright refreshing.
There's plenty of mileage in this pairing, even if the movie isn't going anywhere unexpected.
Walter and Alison are closer to real teenagers, with real doubts and hesitations and uncertainties.
Rob Reiner's new film, The Sure Thing, is glowing proof of two things: Traditional romantic comedy can be adapted to suit the teen-age trade, and Mr. Reiner's contribution to This Is Spinal Tap was more than a matter of humor.
Audience Reviews for The Sure Thing
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!
Another film that shows you that 1985 was the best year of the 80s. This movie shows you how John Cusacks character, Gib grows up, and decides that why hook up with a sure thing when the real thing was there all along. This movie is an 80s classic! I would also recommend this movie to people who want to laugh as well. :) It's a classic movie! :) I love it :) :) :) :) :) :)
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.
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