While I have an overwhelming propensity for movies of the eighties, Say Anything was by far one of the most irritating and galling films that I have viewed. In this post-high school graduation tale of woe, John Cusack plays the role of Lloyd Dobler, an aspiring kick-boxer and future welfare recipient who falls for the homely (although in Dobler's eyes, gorgeous), grade-oriented Diane Court (Ione Sky). What results in this oh-so-original concept of two teenagers getting together is a retching quandary of cheesy and clichéd dialogue combined with a feeble attempt at humor and an astounding ascendancy in mediocrity. I was somewhat taken aback by the good reviews this movie garnered, because it is well out of the same league as other 80's romantic comedies such as Pretty in Pink or Mannequin, or even St. Elmo's Fire for that matter (and even that wasn't exactly the pinnacle of badinage). Anyhow, as the film progresses, we are exposed to the repugnant correlation between Lloyd, Diane, and her father (John Mahoney, whose character had me ripping my hair out in choler). You see, Diane has just received a fellowship to prestigious university, and her anal patriarch must see to it that she goes uninhibited, so naturally he is repulsed by her association the winner that is Lloyd Dobler. Lloyd and Diane end up having a bit of mutual predilection, much to the dismay of Diane's father, and they eventually make the sex in the backseat of Diane's brand-new, well-deserved graduation present. This is as far as I recall because I turned off my television in disgust, on account of the fact that I watched a good majority of the movie and nothing funny or anything remotely emotional occurred. If you're ready for an exercise in banal, insipid, and monotonous teenage romantic indyll (in other words, something you see every day in high school), then this film is for you!