I know it's a bold prediction, but I believe American Teen is the movie that's singlehandedly going to make documentaries cool again. Oh, right, they never were cool in the first place. Maybe in a certain geeky/political Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock crowd, they were considered cool, but not in general. Well, if people give it a chance, American Teen really could change that.
At the risk of sacrificing any shred of credibility I have left after constantly writing about ABC Family shows, I must admit that I was not even alive when the majority of John Hughes's films came out. But before you start counting back on your fingers in horror, allow me to say that, despite my untimely year of birth, my childhood (and perhaps current life) was filled with longing to be a member of the Brat Pack. Why? Because John Hughes left behind a legacy of teen comedies that even 12-year-olds with cell phones can appreciate. (Sidenote: I didn't have a cell phone until I was 16). Here are five reasons why these movies will stand the test of time:
The world lost a great filmmaker this week, as legendary screenwriter and director John Hughes passed away. Not only did the man write and direct many of the 1980s' greatest, funniest films -- Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- he wrote the screenplays for dozens more, including Pretty in Pink, Home Alone and the first three Vacation movies. We went through his body of work to pull out some of the funniest lines that we still quote to this day.
We were delighted to see that Hulu had a nice variety of John Hughes movie clips posted, so we thought we'd share some with you, today, in this time of mourning. Safe for work, unless you work somewhere where they have no souls. ...Or get uncomfortable when Judd Nelson describes teen sex in intimate detail. Or have a strict anti-Anthony Michael Hall policy. (There's a lot of AMH in these clips.)