Mystic Pizza/Say Anything

Mystic Pizza/Say Anything

     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Daniel Weizmann
A quirky cornerstone of cute-and-corny '80s moviemaking, Mystic Pizza follows three working class high school age girls as they learn important life lessons while serving slices in the resort town of Mystic, Connecticut. Julia Roberts made her first serious big-screen impression as Daisy, a rebellious soul in search of a future. When law school dropout Charlie (Adam Strout) courts her to anger his upper-class family, Daisy gets schooled in self-respect 101. Annabelle Gish is also memorable as Kat, who falls in love with a married Yale grad while babysitting his kid. Nostalgia is half the fun here: bad haircuts, homey sentimentality, and class tensions of the Reaganomics era abound. The brand new wide-screen DVD edition of the film includes the theatrical trailer, and is the perfect accompaniment for a 12" deep dish with everything on it.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
During the 1980s, John Hughes gave the teen-movie genre new relevance; and in 1989 first-time filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) gave it depth and resonance with Say Anything, one of the decade’s most charming films. John Cusack -- the most cerebral, iconoclastic, and overtly ironic of the Reagan-era Brat Packers -- was tailor-made for the role of Lloyd Dobler, a quirky, intelligent underachiever with designs on the smartest girl in class. Diane (Ione Skye) is bright, ambitious, and more than a trifle reserved; she also plans to attend college in England, which could put a damper on Lloyd’s long-range plans. Character actor John Mahoney (Frasier) registers solidly as Diane’s dad, a loving parent whose business irregularities could land him in jail. Writer-director Crowe, even at this early stage, demonstrates a real knack for character development. The banter he writes for Lloyd and Diane is playful and witty, and he burrows beneath the skin to find and expose their secret insecurities. The result is characters that seem more human and endearing than most teen-movie protagonists. Although rooted very much in the late '80s, Say Anything has a timeless quality. More than a decade later, it’s still fresh and appealing. The DVD offers plenty of complementary bonus footage: 10 deleted scenes, 13 extended scenes, and 5 alternate scenes, all of them introduced by Crowe, who is joined by Cusack and Skye in a feature-length commentary.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0883904133957
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
3:25:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Mystic Pizza:; None specified; ; Say Anything:; Commentary by director Cameron Crowe, John Cusack and Ione Skye; 10 deleted scenes; 13 extended scenes & 5 alternate scenes; Featurette; Original theatrical trailers & TV Spots

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mystic Pizza
1. Credits/Nervous Bride [:26]
2. Straight-A Sitter [3:01]
3. "Rich White Bread" [5:34]
4. "What a View!" [1:51]
5. Hitching a Date [2:53]
6. Don't Monkey Around [4:17]
7. Pumped up for Romance [2:58]
8. No Respect [5:03]
9. Something Looks Fishy [1:03]
10. Bye-Bye, Jo Jo [5:34]
11. "Wipe Your Conscience" [:16]
12. The End of the Affair [8:08]
13. "The Fireside Gourmet" [1:10]
14. Rich Man, Poor Girl [6:19]
15. "In a Word, Superb!" [1:50]
16. End Credits [3:56]
Disc #2 -- Say Anything
1. Main Titles
2. Graduation
3. Kick Boxing
4. Good News
5. A Date
6. A Songwriter
7. The Keymaster
8. Lloyd Is Doomed
9. The I.R.S.
10. Old People
11. Friends With Potential
12. A Father's Concern
13. About the Fire
14. Love Hurts
15. Advice
16. Serenade
17. About Your Father
18. Plea Bargaining
19. The Flight
20. End Titles

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