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The Sure Thing (Special Edition)
The Sure Thing
Special Edition
Actors: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines, Tim Robbins
Director: Rob Reiner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2003     1hr 40min

John Cusack (Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity), Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs) and Nicollette Sheridan ("Desperate Housewives") star in this charming tale of true love that's at once "intelligent, fun, a bit devilish [and] d...  more »


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Actors: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines, Tim Robbins
Director: Rob Reiner
Creators: Robert Elswit, Andrew Scheinman, Henry Winkler, Jeffrey Stott, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Romantic Comedies, Rob Reiner, John Cusack, Love & Romance
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/05/2003
Original Release Date: 03/01/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/1985
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Jane H. (Janie) from SPRING HILL, FL
Reviewed on 2/8/2010...
A good early John Cusack. A mental vacation!
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Gary J. (gjones) from TROUTDALE, OR
Reviewed on 6/25/2009...
One of the early John Cusack films, a must for anyone who loves John Cusack. He plays a young man on the east coast who gets an offer from a friend on the west coast to visit him in L.A. where he will set him up with a gorgous blond who will definitely go all the way, "a sure thing". It's a road-trip movie, with Cusack driving cross-country with a (somewhat plainer) girl than the blond, one he's attracted to but who loathes him for whatever reason. Yes, he gets the girl in the end, that's not the point. The point is to enjoy a young Cusack as he shows off the skills and talents that have only improved over the years. If you like John Cusack, you can't miss this one!
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Gina L. (ginarae3) from ANN ARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 4/8/2008...
totally John Cusask. cute movie.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A Classic Romantic Comedy Road Trip Flick(my favorite genre)
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm looking for my own copy of this movie because it is one of my all-time favorites...comfort food for my soul. I can be totally down in the dumps and all I need is to see this movie. It never fails to lift my spirits and make me laugh, no matter how many times I've seen it. I can recite every word of the script by now. I'm tired of renting it, though--now I want to own it! Cusack is brilliant. It was the first time I ever saw him, and I've been a devoted fan ever since. Rob Reiner and everyone in the cast did such a great job--I love all the scenes with Tim Robbins. I was in college when this came out and just to demonstrate its timeless appeal--I can show it to current college-aged people and they love it too! About the only thing that dates the movie besides a few 80s expressions like "excellent" is Anthony Edwards' exhilaration about using a cordless phone by the pool! The humor, heart and romance of this movie continue to be au courant, due to great writing, acting and direction.My favorite (and oft-quoted line): "Spontaneity has its time and its place!""
"A sure thing comes once in a lifetime...
Emily Todd | USA | 04/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"but the real thing lasts forever."

Rob Reiner's classic 1985 teen comedy, "The Sure Thing", features one of John Cusack's first starring roles as Gib Gibson, an early performance by the very young and beautiful Daphne Zuniga as Alison Bradbury, and a bizarre appearance by Tim Robbins in one of his first films as well. Though this is a movie of firsts for its soon-to-be-famous cast, the story is not particulary original nor inventive. In fact, it is downright predictable. Within the first five minutes, you will know exactly how things are going to end up. Yet the beauty of this film is the sweet, funny, romantic, and old-fashioned ride that it takes in order to bring you to that oh-so-predictable ending.

This is a film that has exquisitely stood the test of time. As a matter of fact, if you hold it up to the majority of romantic comedies churned out by Hollywood during the 90's and onwards, one will find that this is a truly charming film. Modern romantic comedy hits such as "She's All That", "Down to You", "10 Things I Hate About You", "Head Over Heels", and "Never Been Kissed" provide excellent juxtaposition to the near genre-perfection of this film.

Alison: What are you doing?
Gib: I'm going to bed.
Alison: Not with me you're not.
Gib: I'm not going to bed with you, I'm going to bed in a bed you happen to be in also."
Great movie, great DVD - lots-o-features!
Robert Anderson | Pacific Northwest | 03/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

This movie is a cult-classic in my (wife's) family, so we've all seen it a dozen times or more. Sure, people will dismiss this movie as a teen, lightweight, romantic comedy. Maybe it is, but it's also hillarious and well acted and packed with lines that you'll find yourself quoting throughout life ("we speak each others unspoken language, - fluently"). Personally, I think this is John Cusak's best acting role ever. Even the smaller parts (such as Tim Robbins' are hillarious).Additionally, this DVD has great features. For example you can watch in either widescreen or normal mode. You also have the option of turning on the director's (Rob Reiner) commentary so you can listen to him speak over the movie giving his comments on the actors, scenes, etc. There's also a trivia feature that will play the movie while popping up little triva-blurbs on each screen. There are also "featurettes" that discuss the casting, wardrobe, etc.Some DVD's are simply the VHS movie put on a different media, but this one is packed with great features - plus it's a great movie!