THIS TO ME is the defining young John Cusack role, though he doesn’t seem much matured in Being John Malkovich.
In any case, The Sure Thing (1985) is a terrific, warm-hearted romantic comedy and a quintessential 80’s classic. Directed by Rob Reiner as the follow-up to his big-screen debut This Is Spinal Tap, he continued on with Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally…, Misery and A Few Good Men. Wow! What a run of directorial triumphs by the Meathead.
Comparison Note: Prior post on Valley Girl
The trailers available for The Sure Thing are wanting, so here’s something much better, a hilarious clip!