If you haven't watched this movie at least once in your life, you're not living it right! I've worn my dvd out and it never gets old. The 80's child in me just loves it and recognizes its perfection. The leads are a little ruff around the edges, acting wise, but it only adds to the chemistry between the characters. Cusack and Skye just suck you in and you can't turn away. The plot is simple, but relatable. It's not rocket science, but the characters circumstances are so familiar (even all these years later) and that makes the movie work. I love the music and love the way the scenes are played.
Lloyd Dober is such a simple character, but he has so much heart. That's the first thing you notice about him. He's fun and he does his own thing. He's confident, but still vulnerable in a lot of ways. This vulnerabilty is highlighted when he falls for Diane. He's genuine and he knows what his strengths and weaknesses are. Therefore, he knows that he and Diane are from two different worlds and those worlds don't exactly mesh. Still, he goes after what he wants. He's not afraid despite the challenges and I loved that.
Diane is smart, shy, and a planner. It took me a while to warm up to the character, but I did. It was interesting to see her fall for Dober because you could tell her plan was just to do something that she felt like doing without planning ahead, for once. It was nice to see it become more than that for her. I also enjoyed the story with her and her father. It was very calm, but punctuated.
I could go on and on about this move, but just purchase it. You won't be disappointed!