The Sure Thing [Blu-ray] [1985]

$17.99
Cardmember Offers
Frequently bought together

Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Commentary with director Rob Reiner
  • Road to The Sure Thing
  • Casting The Sure Thing
  • Reading The Sure Thing
  • Dressing The Sure Thing
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


The Sure Thing
Director Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing is essentially It Happened One Night for the 1980s, but its lack of surprise in no way impedes its entertainment value. John Cusack plays Walter "Gib" Gibson, a self-involved college freshman who makes plans to head to California, there to touch base (and a few other things) with a "sure thing" played by Nicollette Sheridan. Likewise planning a westward journey is coed Alison Bradbury (Daphne Zuniga), a control freak who has a wealthy, stuffy fiancé over there. Gib and Alison despise one another on sight -- so naturally, they are compelled to travel to California together. The fact that everyone in the audience knows precisely how this one will end up is inconsequential; Cusack and Zuniga deliver such engaging performances that we're pulling for them to wise up and discover one another from the very first scene. One of the best bits: the mismatched couple being bombarded with an ear-piercing rendition of "The Age of Aquarius" by their dippy traveling companions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Cusack
    John Cusack - Walter "Gib" Gibson
  • Daphne Zuniga
    Daphne Zuniga - Alison Bradbury
  • Anthony Edwards
    Anthony Edwards - Lance
  • Boyd Gaines
    Boyd Gaines - Jason
  • Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins - Gary Cooper



Customer rating

4.4
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for many viewings

    Posted
    irishpink86

    What makes The Sure Thing a good film and worth purchasing is the ability to rewatch many times over. Some great films (Requiem for a Dream is the first that comes to mind) are made superbly and you love them, but you just don't feel like watching them ever again after the first time. I will say that The Sure Thing is not a great movie. You may be dissapointed the first time you watch it, but each time you watch it the quality does not seem to diminish and it does not seem to get old. I own a lot of movies, and though it is nowhere near the best one I own, I have probably watched it the most times. The movie is worth the purchase because every few months you will watch it and be entertained.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Dvd, Disappointing Film

    Posted
    kevman79

    I was very enthusiastic upon this viewing this film, thinking it would be good. Well, it wasn't, but the dvd presentation is, and the nice bonus features will most likely be enjoyed and appreciated by those who liked the film.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

    Posted
    Kimber
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This has been my favorite movie for years. It's the best romcom out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my Favorites

    Posted
    JJGCVG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's only better on blu ray! This is a must but! Great 80s classic....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorites

    Posted
    Kitty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love John Cusack and this is my favorite movie of his!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 80s movie

    Posted
    Moviebuff1000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It's a nice movie and a little bit of a love story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 80's movie

    Posted
    rmoore7105
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Was happy to see this great 80's movie come out on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend



Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.