Feel free to laugh, taunt, mock, whatever, but I finally got my mitts on a copy of Say Anything (“I wubs you, Multnomah County Library!” she cried into the good night) and I JUST finished watching it and holy, holy shit.
On one hand: Does a romantic hero get much better than Lloyd Dobler? People, I don’t think so.
On the other hand: I feel dirty, lusting for a fresh-faced, barely pubescent John Cusack. Yes yes yes, I know he’s more than street-legal now, but Lloyd Dobler isn’t.
And on the other, OTHER hand: I feel really, really pathetic right now. Why? ‘Cause I don’t think whatserface (see? I forgot her name already) deserves him, because obviously, only I deserve him.
This is a fictional character, folks. A fictional teenage character, and I’m squeeing like a motherfucking 15-year-old who’s just creamed her panties because she saw someone who was maybe kinda sorta almost definitely Leo DiCaprio shopping at Urban Outfitters on Saturday. Plus I’m about ready to claw the eyes out of a perfectly sympathetic fictional heroine simply because she gets the (equally fictional) guy I’m all hot for. Jesus wept. Grown-up Jesus, even, and not Baby Jeebus.
I need to get to sleep. Lack of sleep makes me rambly and delusional. But be warned: I’m going to watch the movie all over again tomorrow. Do they have this out on DVD yet? Goddamn, they better.
Please, feel free to tell me how sad I am in the comments. You won’t be telling me anything I don’t know already.
Ummm, anyway, so this movie kind of sort of ties in with the whole romance theme of the website, right? Plus I think I just answered the question Sarah asked ages ago about favorite romantic movies.