I assumed that there were certain 80s movies — Princess Bride, Back to the Future, When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything — that were simply immune from reborquels. That the corporate studios that owned those titles had people who worked for them who actually had souls, souls which they occasionally used, if not for the betterment of society, then at least to do no harm. It’s the least we can do as a species, people.
Reborqueizing classics is the act of a coward!
But nope, not NBC and the needledicked pinheads who run that network.
Look: The About a Boy sitcom? That was OK. It borrowed the premise from Nick Hornby’s book (and the subsequent movie), but beyond that, it didn’t really do any damage to the source material. In fact, the sitcom is actually harmlessly cute, and while About a Boy was a great movie, it was not a classic.
But Say Anything was a classic. Say Anything launched the career of Cameron Crowe. Say Anything created an expectation for an entire generation of men, an expectation that I was all too proud to attempt to uphold. Say Anything had Stoltz and Piven and Streisand’s son, and Loren Dean and Lila Taylor and STONE FUCKING GOSSARD, and NBC is making a television series SEQUEL, which will probably feature some struggling but likable sitcom actor who had an arc as one of Mindy’s boyfriends on The Mindy Project and a television star who was famous for a high-school set show but hasn’t done anything in a … oh my God, they’re going to get Minka Kelly, aren’t they?
Just kill me, kill me know.
Anyway, here’s the logline to the movie, a logline that will CRUSH 10,000 HEARTS.
Set in present day, the Say Anything series picks up ten years later. Lloyd has long since been dumped by Diane and life hasn’t exactly turned out like he thought. But when Diane surprisingly returns home, Lloyd is inspired to “dare to be great” once again, get Diane back and reboot his life.
Somebody take that pen and shove it through the eye of whoever greenlit this. It’s a terrible idea. It’s embarrassing. I’m embarrassed.