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on September 9, 2015
My best movie on love for young adults and even for mature adults.
The letter at the end of the movie should be mandatory for all college students. Viveca Lindfors portaits the litterature teacher every studen dreamed of.
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on April 18, 2015
Exactly as advertised.
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on October 27, 2014
Item arrived safely. Plays well. Thank you.
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on April 25, 2007
I'm generally not a big fan of Rob Reiner films, although they are usually good. This film is great, the combination of John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga is brilliant. I'd liked John before seeing this film but this is what made me addicted to Daphne Zuniga films, I now own all but a couple of her films. Anyone that likes ''Say Anything'' will like this film. It's characters are a little more immature and doesn't contain as many deep messages. It's more of a fun road trip movie with the message of as I'd say the sure thing isn't as good as the real thing & the sure thing is never what it seems... And if you've seen ''Serendipity'' the Casio Pia [or however you spell that] constalation line was first used by John Cusack in this movie... And the crazy car passanger who's totally crazy and a 'Raving Lunatic' line was done here before John Cusack did it again in HellCab aka Chicago Cab ....WICKED AWESOME MOVIE.... - B. Wicks
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on June 16, 2004
This 1980's teen genre comedy is not as good as the earlier "Ridgeway High." It's not as good as "Pretty In Pink" or the other John Hughes movies. But it has its moments and certainly is far better than the awful "Valley Girls" which appeared in 83. Rob Reiner has an easygoing hand on the direction. He's not going to be remembered as Hitchcock or Ozu, but again, sweet comedy is Reiner's best stuff. I always found John Cusak movies vaguely unsatisfying. His roles are the smart aleck kid that revolts against middle-class etc... But in this movie of boy-girl opposites, he's good, even handsome in a Tom Cruse way. Alison Bradbury is fine as the anal co-ed, and thank you movie god, she's a brunette, not a blonde. This is a "Road" flick and the usual rain drenched hitchhiking scenes unfold. America is big and beautiful. Hard to miss with this material. The moral, getting laid is less important than finding someone you adore. Not a bad idea.
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on June 8, 2004
The Sure Thing has to be the most quotable movie of all time. When I saw it for the first time in the 80s I didn't appreciate it for what it was. When I rediscovered it in the early 90s I couldn't believe what a gem this movie is.
"excuse me I see a sweet young thing whose sarong needs adjusting"
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on April 3, 2004
While this isn't as good as SAY ANYTHING..., John Cusack's later movie, it is still very good and very funny. John Cusack is better in his earlier romantic comedies like this one, SAY ANYTHING...(a classic and my favorite movie) or the hilariously offbeat BETTER OFF DEAD than he is today (with the exception of HIGH FIDELITY, I didn't like AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS at all). He is very funny throughout the whole movie, but my favorite scene of his is in the pool scene when he's imagining his future ("When I get out of jail, I'm 36 years old.") if his love interest doesn't help him pass English. The love interest, Daphne Zuniga, is also very funny (especially when she tries to prove to J.C. in the car that she's not stuck-up-if you've seen the movie, you know which scene I mean). Overall, very funny. Like all romantic comedies, it is predictable, but the comedy, good acting and chemistry make this movie not MONEY FOR NOTHING.
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on March 31, 2004
What can I say about this movie other than I love it! John Cusack (Gib), and Daphne Zuniga (Allison) are perfectly cast in this movie and given their young age (John Cusack was only 17), makes their performance that much more impressive.
But what makes this movie so enjoyable and memorable is the feelings it provokes. Remember the rush of emotions when you first meet someone who makes your heart beat out of your chest and feel lightheaded? Acting like you really don't like someone when deep down inside you would give anything to be with them? Going to a party and flirting with other people hoping that they would see you and get jealous? That's what this movie does for me. It makes me realize just how much I miss the innocence, passion and emotion of those days.
The acting is wonderful and you really get drawn in to their plight as they make their way across the country to be with the one they "think" is their own "sure thing". The great thing about this movie is that every time it looks like they are finally going to get together, something pulls them apart.
While there are many funny lines and memorable scenes in this film, by far my favorite is at the end when Gib's essay is read aloud. Allison's facial expressions let you know just how painful it is for her to hear it. The final scene is wonderful. I tear-up whenever I see it, and I'm a guy.
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on March 29, 2004
This movie is a cult-classic in my (wife's) family, so we've all seen it a dozen times or more. Sure, people will dismiss this movie as a teen, lightweight, romantic comedy. Maybe it is, but it's also hillarious and well acted and packed with lines that you'll find yourself quoting throughout life ("we speak each others unspoken language, - fluently"). Personally, I think this is John Cusak's best acting role ever. Even the smaller parts (such as Tim Robbins' are hillarious).
Additionally, this DVD has great features. For example you can watch in either widescreen or normal mode. You also have the option of turning on the director's (Rob Reiner) commentary so you can listen to him speak over the movie giving his comments on the actors, scenes, etc. There's also a trivia feature that will play the movie while popping up little triva-blurbs on each screen. There are also "featurettes" that discuss the casting, wardrobe, etc.
Some DVD's are simply the VHS movie put on a different media, but this one is packed with great features - plus it's a great movie!
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on February 27, 2004
...Ahh, 1985. Molly Ringwald is the Teen Queen of the 80's and John Cusack was the Teen King. The Sure Thing embraces John's usual craziness and opened the doors for more starring roles. This is one of my all-time favorite films. I have watched repeatedly since I was seven and I still love it. It's the perfect 80's film all in one. It's light, fun and touching. The Sure Thing has everything you'd need and more. The film comes equipped with hunky men, foxy ladies and enough funny one-liners to put the writers of " Becker " to shame. You get a fantastic road trip, top romance and the world of the 80's all in one DVD! And as always Cusack gets his woman. If you want to see how John Cusack made his most famous mark in Hollywood, this is the film for you. If you don't give a [darn] about all that, just watch it for kicks. You won't regret it.
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