Raunchy movies have been fading out of popularity in recent years, following a peak a couple of years ago with the Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary, and American Pie a year later. Since then, teenage comedies have gone downhill, as well as more adult oriented films, as seen with the poor results of Me, Myself, and Irene.
So it isn't that surprising that Say It Isn't So came and went rather quickly, but it is surprising that it went so quickly, considering that this Chris Klein/Heather Graham movie is pretty entertaining, and fairly funny.
The movie is about a young man who falls in love with the girl of his dreams, but then learns that he is her sister, and they are driven apart. He then learns that, in fact, he isn't her sister, so he goes to Oregon to tell her that, but it might be sort of hard since the law thinks that he is a sex offender.
The movie is directed by James Rogers, but was advertised as a Farrelly brothers movie (they produced the film). This obviously caused some confusion in the creation of the movie, because it really doesn't decide whether it truly wants to be a romance comedy, or a gross-out comedy. There are moments when the Farrelly brothers' antics peek their heads out, like when Klein accidentally shoves his hand into a cow's ass. Actually, these moments seem to drop the film down a level, because on its own, without any of the really gross stuff, it is a fairly good romantic comedy that just tends to lean towards the more slapstick side.
To be honest, I only got to watch half of the movie before I drove on down to the theater to watch American Pie 2, and I resumed watching it when I returned from that hilarious gross out comedy. I don't know whether it was from laughing so hard at Pie 2 or not, but the first half of Say It Isn't So seems a lot funnier than the second half, which basically involves Klein repeatedly trying to get to Graham and repeatedly failing.
Say It Isn't So unfortunately dies off in the second half, but still maintains a decent level of entertainment the whole way through. It has some really funny moments and this is a good one to watch with a group of friends.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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