With a name like Hoops McCann, he's bound to get that basketball scholarship after high school, right? Wrong! What Hoops really wants to do is write and illustrate a love story. To help him find his way, his friend George invites Hoops to come with him and his sister to spend the summer on Nantucket. The friends Crazy Summer begins when they pickup Cassandra on the way--she's being chased by a motorcycle gang. From here on in, it only gets crazier. Once on the island, Hoops and George, along with George's island friends the Stork twins and Ack-Ack (son of a marine), must help Cassandra save her grandfather's house from the greedy Beckersted Family. Along the way, Hoops must find a way to write his cartoon love story - and maybe a real one of his own.Written by
April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>
When Calamari picks up two women at the dance, the strawberry blonde on the right is director Savage Steve Holland's sister, whose childhood nickname was Squid and is the basis for the little girl in the film, also named Squid. See more »
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Savage Steve Holland's follow up to the cult classic "Better Off Dead" is another comedy about the struggles of the teen, but shown in a oddball, goofy setting with all kinds of strange and funny characters.
John Cusack returns to play an identical role to that in "BOD". He is Hoops, a hopeful cartoonist who needs to find love before he can make a cartoon about it for a school project.
His life in a town called Generic (a very clever touch) that is like a bland road to nowhere is about to get a lot more exciting when a friend offers to take him to Nantcket for the summer. In his trip he encounters all kinds of strange and wonderful people, and he is filled with inspiration and maybe even redemption after his experiences here.
It starts off with a few laughs with its hilarious opening cartoon that foreshadows things to come in the movie.
There is a lot of outrageous stuff here, but also a heartfelt story about love and growing up. This seems uneven at times, but its so darn entertaining that it isn't a problem at all.
Savage Steve Holland is brilliant in crafting the hardships of a teen into an outrageous world of his own. His style follows formula, but is low on cliches.
The cast is great. Watch for a screamingly funny performance by Bobcat Goldwait. He steals the show as a twin who looks nothing at all like his other. John Cusack gives another likable performance and Demi Moore is looking great as his free spirited love interest.
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