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Meathead March – The Sure Thing (1985)

The 80’s 80’s 80’s are taking over me and here I am once again with an 80’s film review for MovieRob‘s awesome Meathead March Blogathon dedicated to actor and director Rob Reiner. Hope you all enjoy! (If you didn’t, please don’t tell me…)


meathead march blogathonFor today’s first review of The Sure Thing (1985), here’s Reut of Sweet Archive with her opinion of it.

Thanks Reut! תודה רבה

The Sure Thing (1985)

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What an appropriate selection for Valentine’s Day. I realize it’s only posted today, but I did watch on February 16th, which makes it 2 days after Valentine’s so it still counts.

Walter Gibson (John Cusack) is a whimsical college student who claims he lost his charm with women. His best friend, Lance (Anthony Edwards), is trying to convince him to come to California, promising him to score with a beautiful girl who’s a sure thing. Gibson, Gib for short, meets lovely and slightly nerdy Alison (Daphne Zuniga) and likes her immediately. He tries to get a date by convincing her to help him with his studies. When that attempt fails, Gib takes Lance’s advice and decides to…

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4 thoughts on “Meathead March – The Sure Thing (1985)

  1. Rob Reiner is the man when it comes to great 80’s movies and The Sure Thing oozes of 80’s in the the best possible way. Replete with a perfect blend of funny jokes, brilliant dialogue, a predictable but utterly charming story and last but not least; some laughably loveable characters.
    It’s high time I watched it again.
    Great review my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Paul! I agree with you. Rob Reiner could not have chosen a better cast and for this film. The dialogue is witty and funny and I really enjoy watching this film every time! Glad you enjoyed it as well 🙂


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