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Overall Rating
4.32

Awesome: 43.24%
Worth A Look48.65%
Average: 5.41%
Pretty Bad: 2.7%
Total Crap: 0%

2 reviews, 25 user ratings


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Sure Thing, The
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"Not John Hughes, but an incredible substitute!"
4 stars

Cusack does Frank Capra. Daphne Zuniga shows her boobs. Anthony Edwards in a Hawaiian shirt. God bless this little flick.

Quite possibly, the greatest non-John Hughes teen flick of all time. It's basically a re-make of the old Frank Capra flick "It happened one night", where two folks start out on a cross-country trip and absolutely LOATHE each other, but goshdarn it if they don't start to like each other as they travel across this great land of ours. The movie just has it all. Tim Robbins singing show tunes, Nicolette Sheridan in a bikini as "The Sure Thing" (aka "The Easy Girl"), an uptight fiancee, a horny fat roomate...all the things that made an 80's movie great. And, as always, there's the almighty Cusack. I have this theory that everything that happens in your life between the ages of 16-25 has already happened in a John Cusack film, and this film just adds to the mystique. He's funny, and sweet, and awkward, just like every single one of us. Rent this movie. It'll put a smile on your face.

If a girl hates you, just be persistent, and she'll end up falling in love with you. God bless this little movie.

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User Comments

12/20/14 PAUL SHORTT UNSETTLING, CLICHED COMEDY 2 stars
3/09/14 JP Zuniga's acting with her eyes in the waking-up scene is incredible. 5 stars
8/20/11 Daniel Kelly A witty script and lovable Cusack render this a winner. 4 stars
8/07/05 Ted Ryan Great movie, even twenty years later. 5 stars
3/07/05 Jeff Anderson ROB REINER'S LAST PERFECT FILM! Cusack & Zuniga are ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! 5 stars
2/27/04 andy clark Enjoy! 4 stars
10/14/03 Erik Van Sant One of the greatest from the 80's. Who invented liquid soap, and why? 5 stars
10/12/03 laura paterson perfect teen flick 4 stars
8/17/03 Lorraine Absolutely brillian - still think so at 32 5 stars
4/07/03 Jack Sommersby That rare raod comedy that's actually witty and funny! Cusack is a revelation. 5 stars
3/17/03 CineCritic Funny and sweet romantic comedy with a lot of heart, and truth about relationships. 5 stars
3/15/03 Deanna You gotta love anything with John Cusack, but this film is great 5 stars
12/12/02 Lance Meyerink Cusack at his best! 5 stars
8/01/02 R.W. Welch Pleasant but predictable romantic comedy, paced a shade slow. 3 stars
1/20/02 Dan From the time when Rob Reiner took pride in his work ! 5 stars
1/06/02 billa Hawkboy is an idiot, Rob Reiner is a ten times better director than John Hughes 3 stars
1/03/02 Joe Bean Funny and caring 5 stars
11/09/01 Andrew Loved it, want to see it again 5 stars
8/08/01 Peaty One of my all time favorites 5 stars
8/02/01 Veronica I didn't know much of the cast except for John Cusack, but it is a charming movie. 4 stars
12/13/00 Edit Bella My favourite 5 stars
10/03/00 Bridget I love it and can watch it over and over again! Tim Robbins has a very funny bit in it. 5 stars
8/19/00 Neil A very enjoyable film indeed. John Cusack rules all. 4 stars
5/10/00 Cutter Mitchell This movie rocks. Cusack is great in it and it's an intelligent story. Tons of fun. 5 stars
11/02/99 Adrian Luca Rob Reiner does Savage Steve Holland does Frank Capra 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  02-Jul-1985 (PG-13)

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  02-Feb-1986 (PG)




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