Actor John Cusack is coming to Cincinnati for a special screening of “Say Anything” at Taft Theatre in Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED
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WORTH THE DRIVE: John Cusack coming to Cincinnati for special ‘Say Anything’ film screening

The 1989 dramedy “Say Anything” brought popular culture the sweet love story of lovable underachiever Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). 

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The movie has continued to resonated and stay rooted in the collective consciousness ever since. 

Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances, “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack, who went on to continued success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich” among others. 

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Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) and Diane Court (Ione Skye) hit a high school party in the 1989 romantic comedy "Say Anything."

Cusack will be in Cincinnati on Aug. 2 for a screening of “Say Anything” followed by a live conversation regarding his career and the making of the film. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 10. Tickets will range from $52.75 to $153.

It's a movie that Roger Ebert called “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. 

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John Cusack in the 1989 film "Say Anything."

With four decades’ worth of roles in over 70 films, John Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into his breakout role as Lloyd Dobler, following the screening of the iconic film. 

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A limited number of VIP gold circle seats will be made available that include a post-show photo op with Cusack. 

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com. 

WANT TO GO?

What: John Cusack with a screening of “Say Anything” and a live Q&A 

Where: Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati 

When: August 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Cost: Reserved tickets: $72.75, $62.75 and $52.75 (plus applicable fees), go on sale May 10 at 10 a.m. at www.tafttheatre.org, the Taft Theatre Box Office, and www.ticketmaster.com

More information: http://tafttheatre.org

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