Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler in this romantic teen comedy. Boy meets girl. Boy labors over scoring girl. Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl again. A Cameron Crowe original.
John Cusack is mellow and wry--this ads to the films' originality. His Lloyd is sharp and has charisma but he's not exactly in with the popular crowd. Ione Skye plays Diane, the love interest. She's one of those over-achievers who is in that position due to the overdoing-it parents pressure for academic success; seems to be a popular thread that spanned the Eighties film for both Crowe and John Hughes.
Cusack is demure, yet strong. He helps to propel the plot along and supports his fellow actors nicely by staying focused and on target throughout the duration of this smart and funny flick.
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