10 Back-to-School Movies for Parents

Say Anything

Say Anything

Rated: PG-13

Year: 1989

Cast: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney

Underachieving boy meets overachieving girl in this sweet and quirky romance. Diane is the class valedictorian with her sights set on England. Lloyd's only ambition is to be with Diane. As he confesses to her strict father, "What I really want to do with my life -- what I want to do for a living -- is I want to be with your daughter. I'm good at it."

What Parents Like: There are priceless moments of teenage angst: Lloyd holding up his boom box to play Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" under Diane's window, or an obsessive Corey penning 65 songs to commemorate her breakup with Joe.

What Makes Our Inner Kid Squeal: Young love conquers all; overprotective parents get sent to jail for fraud and tax evasion. As Diane's dad bleats, "I'm incarcerated, Lloyd!"

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