Say Anything, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, has endured for a lot of reasons. There’s the boom box, and the whole “I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” Also, there’s how it captures our nostalgia for teenage love in all its unbridled romance and devastating heartbreak.
But Cameron Crowe’s film endures because it’s never been just the teen comedy/romance it appears to be. It possesses a maturity that has long offered not just legitimate wisdom about love at any age, but life too. Here are some of its chief insights about loving, living and tax fraud.