Saturday, September 5, 2020

What Movie?

This 1997 dark comedy offers an A-list cast. Still drawing a blank? That's a hint.

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  1. who is that on the left? don't know who the girl is, but I think that's tom cruise on the left.

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  2. Not Tom Cruise. The chick is Minnie Driver but I can't remember the dude's name.

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  3. Tom Cruise? You've got to be kidding. Obviously, that's Meryl Streep.

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  4. Sheesh. John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank. And I didn't even see the movie. Don't like his politics, but am a great fan of The Sure Thing, as well as Say Anything and Serendipity.

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    1. I may have offered up a previous movie quiz about GPB but not this pic b/c I screen-capped it myself. Didn't see the movie and still knew -- how does that happen? I think I may have seen Say Anything (and don't remember it) but pretty sure I've never seen the other two. Can't say that I'm acquainted with his politics but somehow, I knew he was a lib. There it is again. How does that happen? His sister as well.

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  5. There are a ton of movies - popular and otherwise - which I haven't seen but have an awareness of. Ed Hirsch might call it a cultural literacy thing. Allows me to follow along and sort of hold my own at the water cooler, until I can steer conversation back to topics I totally dominate.

    The iconic scene from (Cameron Crowe's) Say Anything had Cusack wooing Ione Skye's character while holding a boom-box overhead, playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Very '80s. BTW, she is Donovan's (Jennifer Juniper) daughter. Her father in the movie was John Mahoney, who played Frasier's dad on the TV show.

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    1. I've seen a t-shirt with the holding up boom box logo. Thanks for the info -- Donovan's daughter!

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    2. Bonus trivia: The Jennifer of Jennifer Juniper was Jenny Boyd, two time wife of Mick Fleetwood, and sister-in-law to G. Harrison and later E. Clapton.

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