’90s Teenybopper Crushes Presently Unworthy Of Our Love
Natalie Shure / July 15, 2011
Crush: Devon Sawa
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You Know Him As: Not-ghost Casper in "Casper." The reformed, heartfelt bully in "Now and Then." Full disclosure: I always felt a special kinship to Devon because we share a birthday. I knew that if ever I were to run into him, this would be my hook to get his attention. Although it remains unclear why I entertained even the notion of a run-in with him, it is more than obvious why tween ladies all over the nation envied Christina Ricci for her two onscreen kisses with Devon. Not only did she get to mack on Devon-as-Casper and Devon-as-the-guy-in-"Now and Then," but her character in the latter film had enough boobs to feel the need to tape them down – a “problem” only slightly less covetable than "having no more room for all my beanie babies" to a ‘90s tween. Flash-forward 15 years, though, and perhaps Devon should be daydreaming a hook to get our attention. His latest film, "388 Arletta Avenue," in which “a young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker,” hardly seems worth following – even on Twitter.