A “Say Anything” Sequel? Pass!

The final moments of “Say Anything” are perfect. When the seatbelt sign flashes off with a ding—well, let’s just say that it got me when I was a teenager, and it still gets me now. Which is why I have to object to director Cameron Crowe’s revelation that he’s thinking of doing a sequel to the classic film. “It’s the only thing that I’ve written that I would consider doing that with,” Crowe said on the Television Critics Association press tour. “I’ve thought about it from time to time and talked about it with John Cusack once and just said this is the only story that I kind of think there might be another chapter to at some point.”

All I have to say is … please don’t.We don’t want to see Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court 20 years later. Because chances are, as high school sweethearts, they aren’t together anymore. And any plot I can think of to have them meet again and rekindle those sparks is just trite. Plus, what, will Lloyd stand outside her window with a pair of iPod earbuds extended?

Ione Skye, who played Diane, agrees. “They’re young, so the odds are against them,” she said. But Cameron isn’t so sure. “Disagree, disagree,” he said. “I kind of believe that her intelligence sort of kept him excited and in love, and mutually so, for a long time.”

What do you think—yay or nay to a “Say Anything” sequel? And did Lloyd and Diane part ways long ago or are they still together?


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