Posts Tagged ‘Cameron Crowe’

Say Anything… – Minute Movie Review

Freitag, Oktober 8th, 2010


Lovable loser John Cusack decides to date high school valedictorian Ione Skye. Surprisingly, she actually agrees to this. What follows is a sweet story about first love, combined with some unnecessary dramatic elements and some clever dialogue. Young John Cusack is adorable and his character Lloyd Dobler might be the most sought-after guy in movie history. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the film showcases his raw talent for emotionally touching stories, without ever achieving greatness, for it is too mired in mediocrities.

Random Observations:

Say Anything… at the IMDb

Well, will you look at that. This really has been “80s teen comedy week”.

John Cusack’s sister is played by Joan Cusack, his real life sister. Sort of like Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko. Only much earlier.

Crowe already displayed his interest in music here. An interest that earlier and later culminated in Almost Famous, the somewhat biographical film about his experiences of working for Rolling Stone as a teenager.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Minute Movie Review

Montag, März 29th, 2010


Based on the book by screenwriter Cameron Crowe, the film details the adventures of a bunch of High School people during one year. The film almost single-handedly founded the genre known as teen comedy, with the ever popular themes like sex, drugs and rock & roll surviving to this date. It doesn’t really have much of a plot, but it is an often funny look at teenage life that manages to entertain for the most part.

Random Observations:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the IMDb

First film role for Nicolas Cage, who for the one and only time is credited with his birth name. He’s also on screen for about half a second.

It’s really strange to see Sean Penn as a surfer/stoner, considering the roles he has taken lately.