He Said, She Said Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Sharon Stone

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Two opposites who work together fall in love and have different versions of their love story. Dan is a casual dater who writes obituaries for a Baltimore paper, Lorie is an outspoken woman who writes for the wedding section, both compete for a regular article in the paper, but end up assigned together for an op ed He Said, She Said column. Both do not like each other at first, Lorie sees Dan as a typical guy, afraid of commitment. Dan sees Lorie as too uptight. Nevertheless, as the two bond over work, they eventually fall in love. Dan has been hooking up with Linda, a sexy blonde, but when things get serious with Lorie, he ends it with her. The column is a success and it soon becomes a television show. We see their relationship through both their eyes, like a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. Dan enjoys the exclusive relationship, is taken to meet Lorie's liberal family, he also brings Lorie to his dear Uncle Olaf's wedding. However loyal he is, it is obvious that he cannot take the next step, which is marriage. Lorie on the other hand, has quirks that Dan finds both weird and endearing, she forgets to rinse her coffee cup, and she sleeptalks and sleepwalks. Lorie can be difficult, having very strong views on everything, so they fight on and off screen. When Dan slips that he is having lunch with Linda, Lorie realizes that Dan will never change. During the show, she throws a coffee mug to his head. When Dan talks to Linda over lunch, Lorie shows up to accuse him of cheating. Lorie kicks Dan out of their apartment, and Dan stays at Linda's hotel. Linda tells Dan she basically loves him, but he realizes that it's Lorie he wants, and he cannot throw away three years of their relationship. The next day at work, both tape separate segments, but they both recant yesterday's opinions to agree with the opposite side, signaling that after everything, they both can change. They reconcile and get back together.
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Best part of story, including ending: I think there's a natural chemistry between Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins that translates easily onscreen. Their love/hate relationship is believable and entertaining.

Best scene in story: When Dan and Lorie have dinner for the first time, and Dan imagines Lorie ordering marriage, commitment, and kids, off the menu which freaks him out.

Opinion about the main character: I like Dan's honesty, he knows what he's capable of in a relationship and I think you can't fault him for not giving Lorie full promises of marriage and kids.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   workplace romance

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None

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