Thursday, June 22 @ 10pm Rackham Stage
She’s got everything going for her. He’s going for her with everything he’s got.
So was kickboxing the sport of the future? P90X and SoulCycle aside, Cameron Crowe’s irresistible portrait of teenage love in Seattle, 1989, is spot on. John Cusack immortalizes Llyod Dobbler, an oddball optimist in a Clash t-shirt and trench coat bold enough to call up Diane Court, the class valedictorian and “a brain trapped in the body of a game show host.” Raging keggers, drama at the old folks home, and the unforgettable swell of “In Your Eyes” as Lloyd stands under Diane’s window holding his boombox high: it’s time to fall in love again.
(PG-13, 100 min, 1989)