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  • Summary: The Farrelly brothers put a comically depraved spin on a classic love story: Boy (Klein) meets girl (Graham); Boy falls in love (and has wild, non-stop sex) with girl; Boy loses girl...when they learn they are brother and sister! Or are they? (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 24 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    I must admit that I find those motifs -- and the Farrellys' universe in general -- more sweet than offensive, and I liked Say It Isn't So just so. So there.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Ultimately a sweet movie, but one made by people who can't stoop to conquer without an almost audible strain on their own intelligence.
  3. It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
  4. 25
    The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
  5. 20
    Elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.
  6. A black comedy in the form of vicarious serial punishment.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. DaveS
    Mar 31, 2009
    Outstanding - if you cannot laugh, you carrot laarrrgghhh...pardon me for enjoying this to the core of my soul. We should have sacred solemn days of homage to the Farelly Bros for making movies like this - brilliant! Collapse
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    This movie does not deserve to be talked about, but I think something needs to be said about desensitization. I've watched a lot of comedies, romantic and not. Some I've liked, and some are not my style. My complaint about this movie goes beyond style. It was going along ok, until I saw her slice the guy's ear off. Was I supposed to laugh? Was i supposed to think it was moderately humorous? Was I supposed to ignore it and keep watching, waiting for more drop-kicks? Never have I seen a comedy where body parts were severed. To those of you who may think I am over-reacting, I would like to suggest that you examine your morals and why you think dismemberment is funny.
    Frankly, I felt enraged and abused as I saw this and then switched the movie off and threw it out. Abused by a screenwriter who wishes to maintain our culture of violence. We have to lean, as individuals and as a society, to take a step back and learn how to say no. To re-claim and demand our dignity. If you think this was just a sight-gag, or the movie can be excused as a "black comedy", then I urge you to take a deeper look inside yourself and examine why the producers of this movie thought that such a gory scene would be accepted, or even enjoyed, by the mainstream public. What have you become?
  3. LanieM.
    Jun 23, 2006
    Not even bad enough to be funny. Don't see it.

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