God, how I wish someone would do anything for me in the name of love. Seriously, a gentleman is rare nowadays. Although I am more rational in a relationship, romance is something I never say no to. I am smitten after watching this. Please... Aww...
Lloyd Dobler (John Cussack) is an average kickboxer with a good heart but limited ambition. Diane Court (Ione Skye) is an aloof genius who is very closely protected by her father, James (John Mahoney) who is under investigation by the IRS. When Diane gets a scholarship to study in England, she has a weighty decision to make. They must deal with their friends, family, and other pressures just to stay together. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
The magic, the heart of this film, is that it dares to be normal; the lack of cliche, the lack of formula, the lack of cute dialogue, and saying things without any words. Instead it is said with a look, a touch, a smile, and a tear falling down a face. Oh, how I fell in love with John Cussack first time I watched this movie. He's not overly handsome, he's a normal guy with a normal behavior, not to mention seriously shy and smart. He's not perfect, but he dares to live with his imperfectness as it is and try to win the girl. When they broke up because she didn't want to lose her father, me and the rest of the world were crying with him. Everyone knows when he held his boom box above his head to win her heart back, an iconic moment was born. Seriously, everytime I heard the song "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, I smiled. This is the most wonderfully sweet love story ever. I usually hate love drama, for they are usually so sweet and simpering that I need to projectile vomit directly afterwards, but Cameron Crowe's masterpiece is a delightful exception.
It is just so amazing because it's sweet without being gaggy, and that's hard to do. I loved the scene where Diane and Lloyd are in the parking lot and he kicks the glass out of her path because she isn't wearing any shoes. My vote for the all-time best date movie. Plus, it has John Cusack, and I love John Cusack. I sometimes watch crappy movies of his, just because he's in it. I won't recommend "Must Love Dogs", because his talent is wasted. But this movie is classic, romantic, and realistic. With the loads of music incorporated and some moving the narrative forward, and the enjoyable characters - some seem so ordinary, yet so real and special, the idiosyncrasies that have, the quirky situations they're put in, the character development... The real magic of the movie, though, is in the falling-in-love scenes, and later in Lloyd's heartbroken despair over their unexpected breakup. Oh, poor guy. Your heart also break with him. Memorable quote: "I gave her my heart and she gave me a....pen." he says, and no more words are needed. We know that he has known love, he has been given a gift that was taken away and it will never be the same for him. This movie is pure bliss and enjoyable. Both sad and happy at the same time. Great movie.
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