Say Anything...

A while ago Dr. Bacchus posted a short blurb about Say Anything... It was on FX's DVD on TV last night so I had to stay up late and watch it. I hadn't seen it in well over twelve years. (And wow - I had forgotten how mind-numbingly bad Corey's songs were.) Here are some of my favorite things about it.

First the quotes:

"You must chill! You must chill!" (A favorite because I did that to someone in the college Grill once. Much fun.)

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

And one of the best lines I've ever heard in a movie: "I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen." It so perfectly sums up those two characters at that moment in the movie - he trying to build a connection and she trying to sever it just as fast.

Of course the scene where he stands outside her house holding the boom box over his head is a classic moment. I've also always liked the way it ends. We wait for the "ding" on the plane after which, according to Lloyd, "...everything will be OK". It finally comes, but there's still a lingering uncertainty.

Also of note in what they showed last night were some of the deleted/extended scenes. There was a disturbing one where Diane gets hit on at the party by one of her now-ex-teachers (played by Dan Castellaneta) and and dark foreshadowing of Mr. Court's true character during a conversation between Lloyd and one of the dinner guests.

I never knew before last night that Ione Skye is the daughter of Donovan, the psychadelic folk singer whose biggest hit was Mellow Yellow. That does explain the name, though.