A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd and beautiful high school valedictorian Diane is threatened when Diane's father has a few things to say about the relationship and his expectations for Diane's future.
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- Cameron Crowe
- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Adult content, adult language and mild violence
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Cameron Crowe, John Cusack and Ione Skye; 10 deleted scenes; 13 extended scenes; 2 trailers; 8 TV spots; making-of featurette.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; commentary intro by Cameron Crowe, John Cusack, and Ione Sky; featurettes; alternate & deleted scenes; trailers; TV spots; photo gallery
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1980s classic survives as an excellent, coming-of-age movie for teens. Teens-to-be also may enjoy it, but it may not be suitable for them, with its teen drinking, teen sex, profanity (including one "f--k"), and parental betrayal. More than simply a teen film, Say Anything boasts fine performances, a lot of humor, and a well-chosen soundtrack. This is a true-to-life depiction of teen life. Both main characters deal with the pain of broken families and oppressive family expectations, which could spark discussion.
- Sexual Content
- French-kissing. Teens have sex in the backseat of a car. Not much is shown, but the event is discussed afterward. The teenagers also are shown in bed, under the sheets.
- When Lloyd gets knocked down kickboxing, his bones have to be snapped back into place. Lloyd throws a glass bottle against a fence in anger.
- Language is infrequent and includes one "f--k," plus a couple uses of "s--t," "bitch," "goddamn," "d--k," and "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation.
- Social Behavior
- Teenagers can get along with their parents if they're honest. Try for the seemingly unattainable and you may attain it. Men and women don't necessarily fall into stereotypical roles. Be contrary. Follow your gut. Great successes are sometimes laughed at in the beginning.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Teens drink and get drunk at a party; the main character drinks one beer and helps make sure others don't drink and drive.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it