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Say It Isn't So (2001)

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Jo and Gilly date. They find out they're brother and sister. Jo moves away. Gilly finds out that he's not Jo's brother and that Jo's getting married. Can he stop the wedding in time?


J.B. Rogers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Gilbert Noble
Heather Graham ... Josephine Wingfield
Orlando Jones ... Dig McCaffrey
Sally Field ... Valdine Wingfield
Richard Jenkins ... Walter Wingfield
John Rothman ... Larry Falwell
Jack Plotnick ... Leon Pitofsky
Eddie Cibrian ... Jack Mitchelson
Mark Pellegrino ... Jimmy Mitchelson
Brent Hinkley ... Streak
Henry Cho ... Freddy
Richard Riehle ... Sheriff Merle Hobbs
Brent Briscoe ... Detective Vic Vetter
Ezra Buzzington ... Stewart
Julie White ... Ruthie Falwell


Young orphan Gilly (Klein) finds out his lover Jo (Graham) may actually be his biological sister. After they break up he discovers he's not related and travels across the country to stop her impending wedding. Unfortunately the entire nation has heard the same story and thinks he's just after incestuous thrills. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dime que no es cierto See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,861,903, 25 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,516,708, 13 May 2001
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was originally set to be directed by Peter Berg. See more »


At the very beginning, a family is sitting down for dinner with a guest. The mom says the meal is takeout from Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut did offer Spaghetti in the 1990's and early 2000's. See more »


Dig McCaffrey: Well, ship my ass to big Red China. They want the white boy.
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes six deleted/altered scenes, one of which is an extended ending where, after Klein finds out who his mom is, we cut to him and Graham on the roof to his vet office and he says that there is are only lonely people then they kiss and live happily ever after. See more »


Featured in Comedy Central Canned Ham: Say It Isn't So (2001) See more »


Strange Brew
Written by Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi and Gail Collins
Performed by Ron & The Angels
Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing
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The Farrelly Brothers ROCK! 9/10
9 May 2003 | by SoreEyesSee all my reviews

I can't believe the lame reviews IMDB readers gave this film.

It's an excellent comedy from an excellent film team, and I'd rank it right up there alongside all the other great Farrelly Brothers films... though they didn't actually direct this one... here it's James B. Rogers who appears to have been assistant director on all the rest of Peter and Bobby's major releases except for Shallow Hal.

Along with The Coen Brothers, and Todd Solondz, the Farrelly Brother's are one of the best things going in American film these days. The fact that so many people claim to be offended by "Say It Isn't So" only makes me like the movie more, and want to see it again. (I've seen it twice so far).

Chris Klein deserves a special mention here as the few positive reviews credit the spectacularly funny Orlando Jones, Sally Field and of course, Heather Graham ... who are all fine... but Chris Klein appears to have been overlooked, and he really shines in SAY IT ISN'T SO, which is the first film I saw him in.

Check out "Election" w/ Chris Klein, Matthew Broderick and Drew Barrymore, for more good laughs.

There were brilliant gags well-paced throughout, but just recalling Orlando Jones (Digs) bush pilot business card alone puts a big smile on my face. 9/10

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