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At Theaters: 3/23/2001 On Video: 8/21/2001
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 269901
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Boy meets girl; boy fall in love with girl; boy loss girl...when they discover they are brother and sister! But when he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young man--whom everyone still thinks is after some taboo thrills--must race across the country to stop her from marrying another man.
DETAILED STORYLINE
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Comedy - Horrible comedy that mistakes bad taste for gross-out humor. There's not a laugh to be found in this cesspool.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Heather Graham COMMITTED, BOWFINGER
Chris Klein HERE ON EARTH
Orlando Jones DOUBLE TAKE
Richard Jenkins ME, MYSELF AND IRENE, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
Sally Field PLACES IN THE HEART
Director: J.B. Rogers ME, MYSELF AND IRENE
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Production Information
About The Characters
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: F-word 6 times, GD 9 times, lots of others.
SEX/NUDITY: LOTS of graphic sex talk and some female nudity.
VIOLENCE: There's some violence, but nothing very graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None to speak of.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Some people will find this type of crude humor funny, many will not.
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Very Poor
Say It Isn't So is made for those who double up laughing at the idea of a man getting his hand stuck up a steer's butt. My guess is that encompasses most boys in the age 7 to 9 range (or those of equivalent mental maturity), none of whom should be allowed in to see this movie. The material thrown onto the screen here goes beyond sophomoric into the realm of insulting. There's little, if anything, that Say It Isn't So does right. The movie really doesn't try to be funny. Instead, the filmmakers opt for the gross-out route, foolishly believing that the gallery of grotesque behavior displayed on screen (including, but not limited to, incest, necrophilia, and beastiality) will be mistaken for humor. In the right context, that kind of stuff can work, but it has to be funny. Here, it's just in poor taste.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 110 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
25
About 50/50
72%
13-19Teens (F)
26
Fairly Low
73%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
18
Fairly Low
94%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
16
Fairly High
93%
30+Adults (M)
10
About 50/50
80%
30+Adults (F)
15
Low
53%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Some pretty low opinions across all age and gender groups. There were a decent number of people that enjoyed this movie, but there were more that didn't. This would usually indicate a movie that most people would probably not enjoy. However, since this is the type of movie you either love or hate, you really need to read all the information we provide, especially the detailed content, to see if it's the type of movie you might enjoy.

My Thoughts: (before opinions collected)
This is NOT a good movie. It does have a few laughs, but they are few and far between. Young teen males may find this type of gross sexual humor funny, but I'm fairly certain the average moviegoer will not enjoy most of the attempts at humor. Also, you will want to be SURE to read the detailed content section before seeing this movie and especially before allowing your kids to see it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Gilly Noble (Chris Klein) is an animal shelter employee in rural Indiana who hires a private detective to find his birth mother. The noble Gilly is also on the lookout for that one special girl with whom he might share the rest of his life.

Gilly meets and falls in love with a charming, beautiful — and klutzy — hairdresser,  Jo Wingfield (Heather Graham). A passionate, physical romance develops before the sleazy private eye reveals the identity of Gilly's real mother: Valdine Wingfield — Jo's mother. Which they mistakenly think means ...

After Jo relocates to Oregon, the lovesick Gilly learns that Jo really isn't so, and he frantically pursues his one true amour. Along his journey, he gets help from double amputee Dig McCaffey, a pilot with a leg up on the comic action. But complicating matters for Gilly is Valdine, who conceals a secret from her daughter to insure that Jo's planned wedding to a millionaire Jack Mitchelson goes off without a hitch.

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