Ione Skye plays Diane Court, high-school valedictorian on the verge of heading to England on a prestigious scholarship. This is especially thrilling to Diane's divorced father, James (John Mahoney), who has always shared a special relationship with the girl, less father/daughter than friend/friend. When Diane begins dating irresponsible army brat Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), her father despairs at her choice of an "underachiever." Pressured by her dad to break off the relationship, Diane spends the rest of the summer being pursued by the lovestruck Lloyd, who does everything he can to win her back. Diane finally realizes there's more to life than perfection when her sainted father comes under the scrutiny of the IRS.~Hal Erickson
I like John Cusack. He's a really good actor. This movie always has a lot of hype though I had never seen it in my younger days and it was not at all what I thought it would be. Still good, but much more drama than I thought it would be.
One of the best rom com's out there and just as much a movie for guys as it is for girls...the director, Cameron Crowe, has a knack for making movies like this... (jerry maguire, almost famous, aloha)
A true classic with one of the coolest and most romantic scenes that every guy on earth wished he would have thought of doing first (hint, it involves a boom box) ...and what a soundtrack!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
I used to absolutely love this movie as a child and bought it so I could introduce my daughter to the kinds of movies my sister and I used to enjoy. She loved it too! Would recommend to all 80s babies and parents who would like to show their kids how much simpler things used to be, but that some things never change. ☺
If you love John Cusack as much as I do, you will love this movie from his earlier days in Hollywood. This is the beginning of his quirky charming portrayals of a guy in love who doesn't quite know what to do but in the end gets it right.
another early movie starring a young John Cusack as a love sick teenager lusting after Ione Skye. Also starring his sister Joan and an always great John Mahoney. Entertaining all around. Great looking blue ray.