John Cusack Movies: Lovesick, Determined, and a Little Moody

Tuesday, October 4 by Ed Mulero

John Cusack movies celebrate the versatile actor's talent throughout his career that won the love and admiration of his fans and critics alike. Each plot from his movies deal with a whole range of genres from romance to comedy to drama. John Cusack's presence brings a laid back cool thanks to his Mid-Western roots growing up in Chicago. Audiences know what to expect when they see the actor appear on screen no matter what the scene calls for. Movies with John Cusack show how the actor has risen from the ranks to become one of the most dependable actors in Hollywood.

"Say Anything"

Cameron Crowe wrote and directed this heart-warming tale about a loveable loser and an intelligent young woman who fall in love one summer. Like most 80s movies, John Cusack has to win the girl of his dreams' in spite of her overprotective father who disagrees with their relationship. Nothing says love (or creepy) like a young teen standing on his car with the stereo blazing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

"Bullets Over Broadway"

John Cusack plays a down on his luck playwright in 1920s New York who is desperate to get his work on stage. Woody Allen created this comedy where the playwright must hire a mobster's girlfriend in order to get the funding to make his dream come true. The wonderful ensemble is rounded out by Diane Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Reiner and Chazz Palminteri.

"High Fidelity"

A record store owner recounts his previous failures in love, including his current relationship that's on the brink of break up. The movie also delves into the musings on music and life between John Cusack and his fellow store clerks. This indie favorite reunites him with his actress sister Joan Cusack for the eight time (which must be cheaper than family reunions!)

"Grosse Pointe Blank"

The worst thing to happen to this hit man isn't botching the job, but his ow high school reunion in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. John Cusack's Martin Blank not only deals with losing interest in his profession and others trying to kill him, but also an old flame played by Minnie Driver. The movie blends the perfect balance of action, romance and comedy in a story where a man must come to terms with his own life while coming to his home town.  

"Hot Tub Time Machine"

Four middle-aged friends hang out one day and realize how uninteresting their lives have become. Thanks to a magical hot tub, they travel back in time to the 80s to meet their younger selves with hilarious results. John Cusack and company definitely live up to the classsic time travel comedies like "Back to the Future" as they also encounter their parents as well. 

- Eduardo Camacho

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