I spent a lot of time during this movie contemplating if John Cusack was playing Lloyd Dobler all grown up and I concluded he was. Though predictable, this was a funny and delightful movie that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. More good roles should be written for Diane Lane.
Bechdel score: Two women: yes. That talk to each other: yes. About something besides a man: alas, no. It’s that last one that is the uncrossable hurdle. Every single time.
ps. In googling “Lloyd Dobler” I found a funny article about Lloyd Love from 2006. You can read it too: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021302411.html