OlaoluAfolayan's Rating of Say Anything...

Olaolu's Review of Say Anything...

3 years ago via Flixster
Say Anything...

Say Anything...(1989)

To this day, this remains one of the best teen-oriented films ever made, alongside other standouts in this sub-genre such as The Breakfast Club, Pump Up The Volume and more recent entries like Juno and Adventureland (and honestly, would those last two films even be possible if not for this landmark effort?). Unlike most other teen films, this one doesn't need crassness or juvenile gags to hold the attention. It simply presents us with a trio of three-dimensional characters and treats us to a storyline that manages to be charming, endearing, touching and funny without ever insulting the intelligence. There's nothing particularly revolutionary or groundbreaking about the story but rather, it's the way in which the details are presented that make this one truly special. You won't feel like you've been taken to uncharted territory by the end of the film, but you'll likely feel that the journey to that destination was far more rewarding than similar treks in other films... and as a fringe benefit, you'll gain a much deeper appreciation for Peter Gabriel's landmark song, "Your Eyes"! A true gem of a film and one that continues to be as special and heartfelt as it ever was!