THE PLOT THUS FAR
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally…
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Sure Thing” is a film about a young man’s desire to get laid. John Cusack is that young man and he wants to nail a blonde on the other side of the country. He’s even willing to give a ride to a smart girl, so he can move to California to gets some ass quicker. Along the way, they fall in love. What’s weird about the film is that it continued that cliche that guys will adapt to anybody that is available to them for a sustained period of time.
Rob Reiner had a Golden Era for a few years. This film was towards the start of it and it played like an 80s brat version of “It Happened One Night”. The difference being is that this one is a little more sexually charged and crass. Was it just me or did anyone else find Anthony Edwards’ role to be crass? It’s not like he’s in the film for that much time, but it still feels creepy in hindsight. Guys will be guys, but they should always try to be better. I applaud Reiner and company for having Daphne Zuniga play such a well developed female lead. Still, she plays as way too dependent on men. I won’t ruin the ending for you, but you can draw your conclusions.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, featurettes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a release from the Spring of 1985. The 1080p transfer shines, even though it still feels soft. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is a little more expansive than I remember this movie sounding. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 03/24/2015