August 07, 2009
R.I.P. John Hughes
Posted by Usha Rodrigues

I'm hereby outing myself: I am a sucker for the high-school movie genre.  10 Things I Hate About YouMean GirlsNever Been Kissed?  Yes, yes, yes.  I even watched High School Musical, although I detest musicals on principle (I'm sorry, people don't just randomly break out into song.  It's not normal).

Of course it's John Hughes' influence on my formative years that explains my weakness.  Ferris Bueller's Day Off has only one of the 3 unities, but it's a classic.  Here's a nice tribute from Roger Ebert, and this is a sweet story, even if I can't quite believe it's true.  And here's an EW retrospective.

Update: Movie guru Larry Ribstein of course has some observations.  But Home Alone as Hughes' only great movie?  Maybe if you didn't grow up in the 80s...

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