Thursday, November 29, 2007

I Like Movies

The other night I was laughing with my friend Amy about how we can still learn lessons from John Hughes movies. Well, at the most, maybe we can really just waste a weekend afternoon as one of many play cable.

As I thought more about John Hughes movies, I remembered one of my very favorite, Some Kind of Wonderful. Most will say Breakfast Club or Vacation, but I remember this movie striking a chord with me when I was a moody and melodramatic teen.

Short story if you do not already know this simple story...poor, somewhat nerdy guy pines for beautiful popular girl while his tomboy best friend pines for him and resents beautiful girl. Like most John Hughes movies, there is a happy ending. The guy figures out who he should truly love and who he should share his teenage years.

Tim and I have had so many discussions about Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I do not like that movie and he thinks it is gut-busting funny. I am actually annoyed by the movie. I think it is John Candy that annoys me because I also take issue with The Great Outdoors and I know that many people adore that film.

So, in the interest of dialogue, I am sure you have a favorite John Hughes film. If you don't know what he wrote, click on his name.


Mrs. T said...

I am a huge fan of Ferris Bueller. Breakfast Club would be a close second. John Hughes rocks.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to side with Tim once again here. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one of my favorites. I'm also big on The Great Outdoors.

How about Sixteen Candles? That's a classic.

Carm said...

I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Some Kind of Wonderful too...

I dislike John Candy very much. I am not sure why. I find him very NOT funny. However, I do like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, in part because Steve Martin is also in it. I love Steve Martin (one of my favorites of his is Housesitter!)and I think their ridiculous bad luck in trying to get home for the holidays is actually pretty funny.

On a completely unrelated from film but totally related to comedy, do you like David Sedaris? Some people don't. I adore him. Just wondering.

Dana B. said...

I do love "Breakfast Club" but I think my favorites are "Mr. Mom" and "Weird Science."
--Dana B.