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I Want My Two Dollars

lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Social Entropy++
You know what, there's way too much testosterone going on in SE++ right now (notwithstanding the supergay sunglasses thread). So this thread is dedicated to something I hold near and dear to my heart: the romantic comedies.

Sure, you got your How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days and Maid of Honors and your 27 Dresses.

But this is for the master of the genre: John Cusack, circa 1980s.

Sure, Hugh Grant was on the verge of unseating him, via such classics as Two weeks Notice and Notting Hill and Love Actually. But really, go back and watch the early John Cusack movies and tell me he isn't the perfect leading man: boyishly handsome, still manly, but with a hint of vulnerability and sensitivity rarely seen in a box office dude.

He was in Better of Dead, a touching movie about a skier going after the french foreign exchange student to get over his bitchy ex. This movie had way too many awesome quotes and moments to count.
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There was One Crazy Summer, starring a young, smoking hot Demi Moore and Bobcat Goldwaith
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There was The Sure Thing, which was not as good as the others, but still really watchable
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And then there is the classic, Say Anything
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pretty sure all of us have debated the merits of serenading someone by holding up a boombox outside their window, peter gabriel blasting. I mean, you don't even have to know how to play an instrument to do it! pretty sure it has never worked in the history of mankind though. Plus, he gets knocked the fuck out by Don "The Dragon" Wilson, how cool is that?


So join me as we raise a glass to romantic comedies. Let me touch your sensitive side.

What is your favorite?

EDIT: ok, ok, High Fidelity. Great great movie. Yes, it is spectacularly awesome. Jack Black singing in the end blew me away, and came as a total shock when I first saw it. Also, Tim Robbins is the best dude
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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    High Fidelity

    A film I watch every valentines day, regardless of my relationship status.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    John Cusack was the 80's kind of nerdy but OK guy. I would have hung out with him and had madcap adventures over bullies, jerks, girls, bad part time jobs, and wacky neighbors.

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    RichardTauberRichardTauber Kvlt Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sonic death monkey

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Which was the one with the asian guys who learned to speak english from Howard Cosell?

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    High Fidelity, High Fidelity, you forgot High Fidelity.

    [edit]
    Really late on that one.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    spono wrote: »
    Which was the one with the asian guys who learned to speak english from Howard Cosell?


    Better Off Dead

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    About a Boy is one of my favorite movies ever

    along with High Fidelity

    oh, and let's not forget

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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Seriously, put High Fidelity in that line up.

    It's not 80's, but fuck it, it's a awesome film.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hunter wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    Which was the one with the asian guys who learned to speak english from Howard Cosell?


    Better Off Dead

    Nice.

    Was this the one with the claymation hamburgers too?

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    Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i love john cusack

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    spono wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    Which was the one with the asian guys who learned to speak english from Howard Cosell?


    Better Off Dead

    Nice.

    Was this the one with the claymation hamburgers too?

    Yep. Also his dad was Winchester from MASH.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hunter wrote: »
    John Cusack was the 80's kind of nerdy but OK guy. I would have hung out with him and had madcap adventures over bullies, jerks, girls, bad part time jobs, and wacky neighbors.

    Yeah, this is how I feel about him. He'd be chill to hang with, wouldn't be too much of an asshole. you know, be willing to play wingman every once in a while. and boy, would we hate on those rich smug jocks.

    Also, yeah, high fidelity is awesome. I would basically watch john cusack in anything. My dvd of America's Sweethearts is proof of this.

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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    High+Fidelity.JPG

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Better Off Dead is one of my favorite movies of all time

    It's such a goofy satire of the genre Cusack helped build, and I love seeing him basically parody himself

    Plus, Booger in a top hat!

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    honkymcgoohonkymcgoo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My god. This mountain is pure snow! Do you have any idea the street value of this mountain?!

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It's a Cosby sweater, man!

    A COS-BEE SWEAT-TAAHHHH

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Rob Gordon is one of my favorite characters from movies.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    John Cusack was the 80's kind of nerdy but OK guy. I would have hung out with him and had madcap adventures over bullies, jerks, girls, bad part time jobs, and wacky neighbors.

    Yeah, this is how I feel about him. He'd be chill to hang with, wouldn't be too much of an asshole. you know, be willing to play wingman every once in a while. and boy, would we hate on those rich smug jocks.

    Also, yeah, high fidelity is awesome. I would basically watch john cusack in anything. My dvd of America's Sweethearts is proof of this.

    We would fix up this old boat and beat them in a race. Afterwards we would fuck the hell out of the snobby bitch girlfriends who had a change of heart.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Also, Jack Black made High Fidelity.


    Made that whole film.


    Like totally pulled the whole thing together.

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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Should I bolt every time I get that feeling in my gut when I meet someone new? Well, I've been listening to my gut since I was 14 years old, and frankly speaking, I've come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hunter wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    John Cusack was the 80's kind of nerdy but OK guy. I would have hung out with him and had madcap adventures over bullies, jerks, girls, bad part time jobs, and wacky neighbors.

    Yeah, this is how I feel about him. He'd be chill to hang with, wouldn't be too much of an asshole. you know, be willing to play wingman every once in a while. and boy, would we hate on those rich smug jocks.

    Also, yeah, high fidelity is awesome. I would basically watch john cusack in anything. My dvd of America's Sweethearts is proof of this.

    We would fix up this old boat and beat them in a race. Afterwards we would fuck the hell out of the snobby bitch girlfriends who had a change of heart.

    Though in real life, he would totally miss sinking that shot, forcing us to lose the race and the rich dudes never get their comeuppance and steal his musician lady away for a quick bang.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    lostwords wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    John Cusack was the 80's kind of nerdy but OK guy. I would have hung out with him and had madcap adventures over bullies, jerks, girls, bad part time jobs, and wacky neighbors.

    Yeah, this is how I feel about him. He'd be chill to hang with, wouldn't be too much of an asshole. you know, be willing to play wingman every once in a while. and boy, would we hate on those rich smug jocks.

    Also, yeah, high fidelity is awesome. I would basically watch john cusack in anything. My dvd of America's Sweethearts is proof of this.

    We would fix up this old boat and beat them in a race. Afterwards we would fuck the hell out of the snobby bitch girlfriends who had a change of heart.

    Though in real life, he would totally miss sinking that shot, forcing us to lose the race and the rich dudes never get their comeuppance and steal his musician lady away for a quick bang.

    Then we would ditch him, beat the fuck out the sissy rich dudes, and then go have a kegger at the beach.

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    BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    You want your 2 dollars?!

    I want my damn kidney back!

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hunter wrote: »
    Also, Jack Black made High Fidelity.


    Made that whole film.


    Like totally pulled the whole thing together.

    I thought Dick was also fantastic.

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Grosse Pointe Blanke was the best romantic comedy.

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    BigDes wrote: »
    Grosse Pointe Blanke was the best romantic comedy.

    Agreed. I've always had a thing for Minnie Driver. Mmmmm....young, hot Minnie Driver.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "As you can see I'm reorganizing my records"

    "what order? Chronological?"

    "Nope"

    "Not alphabetical.":x

    "Autobiographical"

    :shock: "No fucking way..."

    Loved that part. Dick was so... impressed

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    yes Grosse Pointe Blank.

    but seriously, High Fidelity and Say Anything are two of my favorite movies ever.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    About a Boy is one of my favorite movies ever

    What?

    Man, I watched that on a flight quite a few years ago and it was a giant craptacular lame-fest that scraped at the bowels of sucktitude.

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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "As you can see I'm reorganizing my records"

    "what order? Chronological?"

    "Nope"

    "Not alphabetical.":x

    "Autobiographical"

    :shock: "No fucking way..."

    Loved that part. Dick was so... impressed

    "If I wanna listen to Fleetwood Mac, I have to remember i put it in the fall of 83 pile, as a gift i bought for someone, but didn't give them for personal reasons."

    "That sounds.....comforting..."

    "It is.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Another favorite is "CHARLIE! YOU FUCKING BITCH! LET'S WORK IT OUT!!"

    and when he can't light his cigarette in the fucking monsoon he just freaks out.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    this is the gayest thread since the last seattle thread

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ice Harvest is a severely underrated movie

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Fallout wrote: »
    this is the gayest thread since the last seattle thread

    Now that you're here, yes it is.

    KISS ME YOU LIMP WRISTED QUEEN!

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've had the new Coldplay single stuck in my head since 9 am today and have a splitting headache. How's that for gay?

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    BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Another favorite is "CHARLIE! YOU FUCKING BITCH! LET'S WORK IT OUT!!"

    and when he can't light his cigarette in the fucking monsoon he just freaks out.

    I lost the plot, the soundtrack, the script, the actors, everything.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    I started watching part of that High Fidelity flick once on TV. It was pretty dull so I changed the channel.

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    BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    High Fidelity shaped a lot of my later teen years, along with Rushmore
    The book is great too

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    Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Ice Harvest is a severely underrated movie

    is it? i wanted to see it but it just got slammed by everyone

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Geek you whore!






    speaking of jack black, they are making school of rock 2.

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/14/its-official-school-of-rock-2-america-rocks-being-developed/

    hell yeah

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