Category Archives: John Cusack

Day 136: Anatasia

Anastasia w/ Meg Ryan & John Cusack

I knew after watching My Fair Lady, I found similarities to Anastasia. I love this animated film! Go figure it has Meg Ryan and John Cusack as the voices of Dimitri and Anastasia.

Side note: I remember being in high school and making the bet that Anastasia was a Disney film, clearly I was mistaken. But just some random trivia, Anastasia became the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film in 1997.

 

Don’t lie, you know you imagined yourself some lost grand duchess of Russia hoping to be discovered.

 

Dimitri: If we live through this, remind me to thank you.

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Day 120: Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank w/ John Cusack & Minnie Driver

Another Cusack winner. Awesome hair this time. I actually really like Grosse Pointe Blank, granted that Cusack plays a depressed hit man. You know, all the makings of a perfect lover. But in essence, Cusack brings to Martin a sense of humanity and morale despite being in an occupation that ends both. Love becomes a motivating factor to change for the better, Martin’s last salvation to gain a heart.

Toward the end of the movie, Martin confesses to Debi that he was ready for the commitment and that all along, he was always just afraid. Classic “boy turns into man” route, hell classic “everyone” route. Commitment in general seems like an on-going issue when it comes to couples. Is it really hard to be solely devoted to one person? I guess so. We attribute so many different factors to explain wandering eyes, but at the end of the day, shouldn’t we be able that our eyes are only transfixed for one person? But then there’s that volatile time in everyone’s life where we need to figure out what we need before we settle. In Martin’s case, he decided working for the CIA and then running his own business of death seemed like the operative answer. I’m assuming that isn’t like everyone’s case. It always makes me wonder what makes people just know immediately that this is worth fighting for despite all other odds.

Marty: I’m sorry if I fucked up your life.
Debi: It’s not over yet.

 

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Day 23: America’s Sweethearts

America's Sweethearts w/ Melancholy Cusack

Happy holidays everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves as they should. I’ve had dinner with my family and now we’re relaxing at home, waiting for midnight. Not that presents matter, but this year my presents have been amazingly awesome. From a beautiful Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle to a book about poo. Astoundingly awesome.

For a brief moment, I could’ve sworn I heard John Cusack narrating my life. It finally came, I’m losing my insanity. At least it’s a delightful narration.

Cusack isn’t terribly puppy-eyed in this. It’s actually really cute and in all fairness, Cusack and Julia Roberts do make an adorable couple. Such…sweethearts, eek.

There’s something endearing about watching Cusack play the heartbroken schmuck. He’s a completely endearing schmuck. Maybe that’s why we place such high emphasis ons schmucks. We want to be the one to make them realize that it’s not so horrible out there. That love isn’t as horrible as the last girl made it seem. Of course, we somehow get lost in the crossfire and we end up being alone. How’s that for a Christmas story? Or, who knows…maybe it all works out. No humbug here!

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Day 22: Say Anything

Say Anything w/ Cute Cusack

Today’s the last official work day of the year for me. Also day 22. I’m actually quite shock that I’ve managed to watch 22 movies. Although, I’m starting to feel the honeymoon phrase wear out. At first, I felt like I was getting really insightful about these films – starting to categorize themes of love and sentiment…now I’m just picking at the little things. Since it is Cusack week, I just been debating whether his hair seems attractive. Cute Cusack has been approved for this film. Also, has anyone else notice that Cusack scrunches face when he’s thinking? Oh and he’s been in two films with Catherine Zeta-Jones? Just me? Ok.

Anyways, I’ve never seen Say Anything until now. Shocking, I know. The iconic Cusack move never really intrigued me enough to watch it. I’ve been completely missing out. What’s so special about this coming-of-age gem is that it wasn’t too far fetch from the truth. You take risks, hope for the best. Lloyd Dobler hoped that Diana Court would answer her telephone and say yes to the party. She did. Not rocket science to figure that one out. It was cute how he would let her do her own thing and just check in. It wasn’t too much or being neglectful. I loved the scene where he pushed aside glass off the street for her. Really? If that didn’t make you swoon, I don’t know what will. Sometimes, the little things do matter. Obviously, that’s not rocket science either. Continue reading

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Day 21: High Fidelity

High Fidelity w/ Bad Hair Cusack

John Cusack. Bad hair. Bad hair throughout the entire movie. Seriously.

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Day 20: Serendipity

Serendipity w/ Love Killer

So I axed Freddie Prinze Jr. week to focus on John Cusack. I did this primarily for two reasons: 1.) Cusack has a shit ton of rom-coms and 2.) I was reading Sex, Drugs and & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman and within the first 20 pages it basically described how I felt and why I felt that way. Why you must ask? Because of “motherfucking John Cusack” (according to Klosterman).

“We all convince ourselves of things like this – not necessarily about Say Anything, but about any fictionalized portrayals of romance that happen to hit us in the right place, at the right time. This is why I will never be completely satisfied by a woman, and this is why the kind of woman I tend to find attractive will never be satisfied by me. We will both measure our relationship against the prospect of fake love.

Why thank you, Cusack.  Continue reading

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