it was 1989 and i saw say anything at the local theatre with my friend, cory. almost twenty years later, it remains one of my favourite movies.
she’s gone. she gave me a pen. i gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.
lloyd dobler and diane court, the improbable couple, the underachiever and the validectorian — they can’t help but fall in love the summer before diane leaves for college in england. i don’t think there’s a girl in my generation who hasn’t secretly longed for a lloyd dobler moment. you know the one: he stands outside her bedroom window and plays peter gabriel’s in your eyes from a boom box held over his head, all to win her heart. the quintessential illustration of teenage love — raw, brooding, consuming.
everything else means nothing to me. if i hurt you again, i’ll die.
despite the odds, everything works out for lloyd & diane. they travel to england together and, presumably, live happily ever after. i generally don’t like postcard-happy-ending movies, but for some reason, i wouldn’t want this one to end any other way. in fact, i’d still like a lloyd dobler moment of my own.