Group of Lloyd Doblers Take Over NYC For ‘Say Anything’ Release
By Empress Eve
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 11:14 pm
A group of trenchcoat-wearing, boombox-lifting Lloyd Dobler look-a-likes took to the streets of New York City today in celebration of the 20th anniversary release of Say Anything on DVD and Blu-ray.
The Doblers, which called themselves “Mobler,” began their adventure at Penn Station and make their way around the city to Washington Square Park and Union Square before ending their journey at Times Square, where the indie band Lloyd Dobler Effect put on an acoustic performance of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”
Check out video from the event here below, and a shot of “Mobler” here at right.
For those of you unfamiliar with Say Anything, it’s the 1989 directorial debut from Cameron Crowe that starred a young John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, an underachieving high school student in Seattle who falls in love with the beautiful, studious class valedictorian Diane (Ione Skye). The teenagers begin a relationship, but not without complications. In a pivotal moment in the film, a trenchcoat-wearing Lloyd tries to win back Diane by standing outside her window holding up a boombox playing “In Your Eyes.”