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Encyclopedia > Say It Isn't So
Say It Isn't So
Directed by James B. Rogers
Produced by Bobby Farrelly
Written by Peter Gaulke
Gerry Swallow
Starring Chris Klein
Heather Graham
Orlando Jones
Sally Field
Release date(s) March 12, 2001 (USA)
Running time 95 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Say It Isn't So is a romantic film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham about two young lovers who come to believe that they are actually siblings. Image File history File links Sayitisntso. ... Bobby Farrelly is a screenwriter, producer and director from Cumberland, Rhode Island. ... Chris Klein Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. ... Heather Graham on the cover of Life magazine Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film and television actress. ... Orlando Jones Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American comedian and film and television actor. ... Sally Fields first major role was in 1965s sitcom Gidget. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... There are a number of noted individuals named Chris Klein: Chris Klein (actor) is an American actor best known for American Pie (movie). ... Heather Graham on the cover of Life magazine Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film and television actress. ...


Plot Summary

The film begins with Gilbert Noble (Klein) taking a stray cat named "Ringo" (a possible reference to Ringo Starr) to the pound at which he works. Advised about being in need of a haircut, Gilbert goes to a hairdresser's where he meets a beautiful young hairdresser woman named Josephine Wingfield (Graham). As Josephine cuts Gilbert's hair, she mentions that she lost a tail-less cat named Ringo a while ago, leading Gilbert to tell her that Ringo is at the pound. In a hilarious scene, Josephine accidentally cuts off a part of Gilbert's ear, and he is rushed to the hospital, where they supposedly sew the severed part back on and bandage it for a while. Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular English musician, singer, and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ...


To make up for the incident, Josephine invites Gilbert to her house for lunch the next day, where Gilbert meets Josephine's self-centered mother Valdine (Sally Field) and stroke-suffering father Walter (Richard Jenkins). After the lunch day, Gilbert and Josephine start dating frequently, and eventually fall in love. Sally Fields first major role was in 1965s sitcom Gidget. ... Richard Jenkins (born 2 December 1953 in DeKalb, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ...


As the days go by, Gilbert and Josephine see eachother and have sex frequently (in a deleted scene, Josephine sucks on Gilbert's toes for a moment). But just as Gilbert prepares to propose to Josephine, he receives a call from an agent who has been searching for Gilbert's long-lost mother. Apparently, the agent has come up with the news that Gilbert's mother is really Valdine Wingfield, something that shocks them all. Determined to keep the whole thing a secret, Josephine leaves the Wingfield household, and Gilbert takes her place as Valdine's son.


A few months later, a surprise comes to the Wingfield doorstep in the form of a young man named Leon Pitofsky who claims to be Valdine and Walter's son. When Leon reveals the proof (birth papers), Valdine and Walter, who gets better for a few moments, angrily lash out at Gilbert and force him to leave. Gilbert runs for his life and flees the county, but Valdine phones the police to search for Gilbert, but to keep the whole thing quiet. Unfortunately, the police prove to be just as corrupt as the criminals they capture and hang "Wanted" posters all over Gilbert's destination town, depicting Gilbert as a "sexual predator".


On his way to the town, Gilbert meets a middle-aged African-American named Dig McCaffrey (Orlando Jones), who gives him directions and hands him a phone card should he ever need him. However, Gilbert is soon spotted by people who saw the posters, and is immediately shunned by the society as a "Prevert". Orlando Jones Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American comedian and film and television actor. ...


Meanwhile, Josephine is engaged to a rich and powerful young man who secretly deals in cocaine and controls over half the county by paying off numerous politicians. Valdine keeps on pushing Josephine for the marriage, although Josephine still loves Gilbert deep down.


As Gilbert tries to hide from the authorities, he seeks Dig's help, who frequently manages to aid him in his escape from muggers and killers. Ultimately, after countless escapades, Gilbert finally manages to find proof that Leon is not Valdine's son, and that he, Gilbert, isn't either. Determined to win Josephine back, Gilbert, with Dig's help, makes a plan to change Josephine's mind before the impending wedding.


Ultimately, Gilbert manages to stop Josephine from saying "I do" at the last minute during the wedding, and displays his proof, much to Valdine's shock and dismay. Even better for Gilbert, Walter makes a good recovery and reveals to Gilbert that it was Valdine who planned the whole thing to destroy their relationship and force Josephine into marrying the drug-dealer.


Seeing Josephine defy her for the very first time proves to be too much for Valdine to handle, as she has a stroke and falls unconscious while attacking Leon, who also participated in interrupting the wedding.


A few months later, Gilbert and Josephine are married, with Walter, Valdine, Leon, Dig and many other people attending, this time with Walter on his feet and Valdine in a wheelchair during a stroke. Also, as a surprise wedding present, Gilbert's mother agent turns up and tells Gilbert that he has truly found his mother. In an ironic twist, Gilbert's mother turns out to be a famous actress/sex symbol about whom Gilbert used to fantasize while masturbating.

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