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Say It Isn't So

3.4 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Heather Graham Chris Klein
  • Directors: J.B. Rogers
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada
  • Release Date: April 10 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0071HPORY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,621 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Say It Isn't So is touted as being from the Farelly brothers, who wrote and directed the movies Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary. And though they didn't write or direct this movie, it certainly has the same elements: charming lead actors (in this case, Heather Graham from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Chris Klein from Election and American Pie) put through all sorts of comic grotesqueries, ranging from having an ear cut off to getting a hand stuck up a cow's rectum. Orphaned dogcatcher Gilly (Klein) and incompetent hairdresser Jo (Graham) fall in love, only to discover that Gilly's long-lost mother is Jo's own white trash momma (played with gusto by Sally Field). Unfortunately, they'd already slept together, so Jo flees in shame to go back to her ex-boyfriend in Beaver, Oregon. But when Jo's real brother shows up, Gilly sets out to win Jo back--only her mom wants her to marry the ex and tells the Beaver police that Gilly is a sexual predator. Say It Isn't So doesn't have the crude wit of There's Something About Mary, but there are several laugh-out-loud moments, and both Graham and Klein are sweet and engaging. Orlando Jones has a zestful turn as a legless seaplane pilot. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Say It Isn't So is one of my favourite comedy's and makes me more interested in this genre I often overlook (I enjoyed it more than EDTV). Chris Klein bares a remarkable resemblance to Keanua Reeves. He also offers an mature and highly intelligent commenatry on the DVD (especially considering his young tender age of 22), even outshining the director. I expect huge things for Klein - he could even back up Reeves in the Matrix!
What appealed to me about this movie is how such a likeable character can have so many things go wrong against the film's lead charactefr in Klien. Of note and warning , it does offer a contriversial and taboo subect with incest so it's bound to shock many people. But deep down this is a well crafted, highly spirited film with a intelligent insight voice over at the start, done by who else? Klein the man!
Orlando Jones is amazing in this movie - the first time I have seen him. He provides a versatile, varied and welcome comic relief. What puzzled me about this movie was why the millionare would pick such an ordinary girl in Heather Graham to marry, I mean she doesen't come from a rich family or anything, more dysfunctional if you ask me, but aren't we all to some extent? So that part of the film wasn't clear or developed, but who cares!?
This is a movie I wouldn't mind buying 2 copies of to give as a gift. Plus the subtitles were right on track in the DVD. The only complaints I have about the film is how the Australian Region 4 version is missing the Comedy Central feature. That again shows how lucky you US DVD collectors are - you get everything.
One other minor gripe. The film does get a bit silly during the middle so it ain't perfect, but more than worth your money, never the less.
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This film would get a bad review if you only focuses on it's gags; which though some are funny, overall it leaves a bad aftertaste, hint: the cow should definitely be left out of the movie. On the otherhand, this is a great film if you review it as a romantic comedy; it is a great film in this genre.
This movie is often typecasted as a gross-out comedy, which it isn't really, though the comedy is gross, the gags are to lighten up the atmosphere of the tragedy and should not be taken as the primary topic of the film; the comedy is the side dish, the love tragedy is the main course. Comparing the film to gross-out comedys is like comparing the Hannibal movies to the Slaughter House films.
Another misconception is that this film is about incest, well, it's not, it just isn't; anyone who says otherwise didn't watch the movie.
If I have to describe/categorize the movie, it would be as a sweet love story; it isn't about the comedic gags at all.
Though the acting isn't superb, it is enough to make you believe the characters are really in love with each other<-- which is in and of itself a rare accomplishment, this alone makes the film worth watching.
What I like most about the film is its atmosphere, a light quaint one that has romance in the air. Anyways, the movie is very Sweet, with just the right amount of sadness sprinkled; the comedy is a bit much, but otherwise, it is just so SWEET.
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If you've seen the trailer......... you can probably figure out that this movie is about two small town lovers, Gilly and Jo (played by Chris Klein and Heather Graham), who are torn apart because everyone thinks that they are brother and sister when in fact they are not. It's not incest....it's just a terrible case of mistaken identity!
If you've seen the trailer.........you've seen every single funny scene in this film.
If you've seen the trailer.........don't bother seeing the movie, it wasn't even worth the price of the discounted matinee ticket I got.
Needless to say I didn't like this film much. Chris Klein plays the same sensitive, sweet sort of guy that he's played in all his other films (i.e. "Election", "American Pie", etc.). Heather Graham....what can I say about her. I used to think she was cute....in a blonde doofus kind of way....but now I'm just sick of her. Like Klein, she seems to be playing the same character over and over again...not exactly the same character of course...but you know what I mean-- the blonde doofus who's supposed to be sexy for some reason. Personally I think she looks like an alien...her chin is too small and her eyes are too big (but that's just my totally catty opinion). Anyway.....
The only redeeming aspect of the film are the chuckles (not laughs really) that come from the interaction between Jo's (Graham's) parents played by Sally Fields and Richard Jenkins. Jo's father is a wheelchair bound, cranky, bastard and Jo's mom is a money grubbing, white trash, leach. There are a few gags involving these two characters that will make most people giggle, but that's about it.
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There's no question about it, 'Say It Isn't So" is the worst film of the year. Maybe even of the decade! This film is so uninspired and pathetic. It's not funny either. Most of the humor is so repulsive it would only be funny to a few horny teenage boys.
The characters are MISERABLE. You end up hating them instead of emphasizing with them. There are many scenes where the director is obviously trying to convey some emotion and feeling, but you hate the characters so much that you end up cheering. Oh, and forget about character development, there's absolutely none to be found.
Believe it or not, "Say It Isn't So" is plain old boring most of the time (yes, even with Heather Graham prancing around in hip huggers and bossom baring tanks). Chris Klein talks as though he's on drugs most of the time (who knows, that may have been on purpose) and therefore says his lines with such a monotonous tone that you want to scream! The plot is so boring and NEVER EVER motivates you or excites you in ANY way. You end up not caring what happens to the characters.
Another thing that really bugged me about this movie were the quick jumps between events. For example, Klein's character is shipped off to Mexico on a plane while he is unconscious. The next time you see Klein he is back in America wearing a sombrero. How does he get back??!! The director doesn't even bother to show us. I'm guess that at this point in the film he'd just about given up.
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