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He Said, She Said (1991)

Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Dan Hanson
Elizabeth Perkins ... Lorie Bryer
Nathan Lane ... Wally Thurman
Anthony LaPaglia ... Mark
Sharon Stone ... Linda
Stanley Anderson ... Mr. Weller
Charlayne Woodard ... Cindy
Danton Stone ... Eric
Phil Leeds ... Mr. Spepk
Rita Karin Rita Karin ... Mrs. Spepk
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Al, at the Deli
Erika Alexander ... Rita, his Daugther
Ashley Gardner ... Susan
Michael Harris ... Adam (as M.K. Harris)
Damien Leake ... Ray, the Technical Director


Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives them their own program (called "He Said, She Said") where they can give their opposing views on various issues. As they work together and get to know one another, the events that occur in their lives are replayed in the film twice; once from each's perspective. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Women are illogical, fussy, manipulative, hormonally deranged creatures who play hard to get, then hard to take...but then he met Lorie. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

He Said See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA


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Paramount Pictures See more »
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2.39 : 1
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Marisa Silver has said that this movie "Is a story told from two points of view. Ken directed the man's POV, I directed the woman's. It was a very formalistic project, and we had a good time. But when I was finished with that, and thinking about what to do next, I had a very strong feeling that the next thing I needed to do, was to no longer make movies." See more »


When Lorie throws the coffee mug at Dan during the He Said, She Said segment, the mug hits him on the right side of the head. Yet the cut (and later the bandage) is on the left side of his head. See more »


Uncle Olaf: Happiness is easy if you just take off your overcoat.
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References Sleeping Beauty (1959) See more »


Deck The Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Performed by Hat Trick
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A very big flashback film

Remembering what happened in a relationship is tough for some people. Majority of the time it comes down to only the guys because most of the time, women remember things better. But it has to be understood that the truth is frequently stretched in both directions to help prove the testifier is in the right. Men and women see things differently on a lot of topics and the most debated about subject are relationships. He said "this" and she said "that". Whose memory or interpretation is more accurate in telling the truth? That's the kind of story audiences' get here.

The plot revolves around a couple Dan Hansen (Kevin Bacon) and Lorie Bryer (Elizabeth Perkins) who see their way of living quite differently. Hansen feels that he wants to live his life as a lone wolf and doesn't want to settle down any time soon. Bryer on the other hand is looking for that guy in her life who is like a wolf but would like to settle down at some point. To think that their eventual meeting would happen so coincidentally was far from their thoughts. When in fact, that's what happened. Unfortunately, the ride is very bumpy and soon there's a point to where they need a break from each other. But to understand why they need this break is where things can get tiresome.

The explanation behind this break is displayed through flashback sequences. The flashbacks are done in two segments. The first segment is told through the eyes of Dan and the second segment is told through the eyes of Lorie. Flashbacks are an OK method of explanation, but the idea that this movie consistently relies on it can get tiresome and feel long, considering that the running time itself is close to two hours total. Plus, with these two segments the viewer will be watching what they saw from the first half of the film again. The feeling will get repetitive and too familiar for the audience to want to see more of almost the exact same scene. The exchanges are varied because of the point of view, but some it isn't as different as one might expect.

With this, leads to some comical exchanges but not anything that'll have people rolling on the floors. Kevin Bacon has a few good moments as well as Elizabeth Perkins, but the laughs are too few short. Perhaps the one actor who stole each scene he was in was Nathan Lane's. For most, it's because of his voice and how he reminds every viewer that he IS Timon from the Lion King (1994), even though at the time of 1991 no one saw it coming. Along with him, was upcoming star Sharon Stone (who plays Dan Hansen's ex-girlfriend), Stanley Anderson (who later plays in RoboCop 3 (1993)), and veteran actor Phil Leeds (who plays an old tenant where Dan Hansen lives).

As for anything else, props should still be given to the directors for at least carrying out the concept of this point of view movie. It at least gives insight to how the mechanisms of the male and female minds work. Thus maybe giving us (the viewers) a better idea of what the opposite sex expects from us in a relationship. Adding a little bit to the emotion is Miles Goodman's score to the film. This is also the composer to the popular film Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and a year later, the beloved Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). It is a slightly above average rom-com.

Its actors are well chosen and the concept is very intellectual but its direction can be long and monotonous, while the comedy is a hit or miss leaving the story itself carrying the emotion.

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