The Trademarks of John Hughes

John Hughes is part of the American consciousness-heck, he might be part of the global consciousness. If you were a kid growing up in the 80s and early 90s, he described your adolescence and high school experience-I mean, if you happen to be white, and kind of nerdy, and grew up in the suburbs. So for those of us old enough to remember a time before the American Pie franchise-and even if you aren’t-let’s take a moment to celebrate that teenage touchstone: John Hughes. From Sixteen Candles to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to The Breakfast Club, come along with us to that magical, make-believe town of Shermer, Illinois.


  1. Kevinb1821

    Kevinb1821Před 4 měsíci

    Is it just me or does nobody make a John Hughes type movie anymore? Family movies that adults and children can both like. Most family movies today suck that only kids like and are unbearable for adults.

  2. CERL Angel

    CERL AngelPřed 4 měsíci

    Only a few of John Hughes movies are arguably family movies. Most of them have risque content (e.g. drugs) or are simply not interesting to young children (e.g. teen dramas). There's Home Alone I think. There's violence but it's too cartoonish anyway.

  3. roadrailn

    roadrailnPřed 6 měsíci

    The camera work is always perfect and feels as you are in the movie. Way ahead of its time and still better than most movies today even despite the advances in technology/pixels. Of course the actors, writing, and directing all Great. But the angles, clarity, colors are often an overlooked feature to his films

  4. Stephen Wyatt

    Stephen WyattPřed rokem

    In retrospect, I think Home Alone would have turned out better if John Hughes directed it. With Chris Columbus, it's fine, but still.

  5. scott norwood

    scott norwoodPřed 10 měsíci

    Stephen Wyatt Better??? I think home Alone turned out just fine. What could have been better? Maybe only thing would be a better role for John Candy maybe. That’s about it.

  6. Necroglobule

    NecroglobulePřed rokem

    I've been doing some thinking, and I've come to the conclusion that John Hughes hated nerds. Ferris Bueller, who is a manipulative sociopath does nothing but use Cameron and straight up manipulates him into being his patsy under the guise of a rite of passage after Cameron's dad's cherry Ferrari ends up at the bottom of a ravine (I guarantee you Cameron's dad straight up killed him that evening, so we can add Culpability to Murder to the long list of crimes Ferris committed that day. Crimes that include Grand Theft Auto, Destruction of Property, Breaking and entering, Impersonating a Police Officer, Computer Tampering, Contributing to the delinquency of a minor--remember, Sloan was barely legal so since we can assume he was also banging her and close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, let's just go ahead and check off Statutory Rape, Fraud, two counts of odometer fraud, trespassing, lots and lots of trespassing, disorderly conduct, two counts of lip-synching in public and Wearing That Vest), Molly Ringwald plays it safe and rejects Duckie AND Farmer Ted for the rich, vapid pretty boy in both Sixteen Candles and Pretty in PInk, Gary and Wyatt only get the girls when Lisa makes them change who they are in Weird Science, Neil constantly shits on Del's generosity who turns out to be a pathetic loser who Neil only ends up inviting to Thanksgiving dinner out of pity in Planes, Trains and Automobiles even though Neil's ungrateful ass would still be stuck in Kansas if it weren't for Del, the rest of the Breakfast Club pawns their punishment essay off on Brian so Andy and Bender can get laid. FFS even in Home Alone, the nerdy member of the McCallister clan is depicted as an annoying bedwetter. Hughes had issues, man.

  7. Sempiturtle

    SempiturtlePřed 9 měsíci

    Um no.

  8. Paper Plains

    Paper PlainsPřed 10 měsíci

    Maybe it's because he was a nerd?

  9. Kathiravan Ganesh

    Kathiravan GaneshPřed 2 lety

    My favorite director