I’ve been reading a lot about John Hughes since he died yesterday. I’ve seen so many of his movies. Which ones? The ones he directed: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Uncle Buck. The ones he wrote: Mr. Mom, National Lampoon’s Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, The Great Outdoors, Home Alone, Beethoven, Home Alone 2, 101 Dalmations (the live action one), and Baby’s Day Out. Admittedly, there were some weaker films at the end of his career, but when you’re talking about successful, fun 80s cinema, I don’t think you can not mention his name. He’s classic. I’ve seen some of those films over five times each.
Movies don’t have to be just about Cinema. They’re also about having a good time–enjoying yourself–and I almost always enjoyed myself in a John Hughes movie. When it comes right down to it, can you ask for anything more?
So long, Mr. Hughes. You shall be missed.