I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. So, since starting my little blog here in November 2012 I’ve asked the hubby, Mr Mutant, to contribute several times. I even let him go to a few movies without me as long as he’d review those movies for my blog (where’s my Evil Dead & Robocop remake reviews, dude?? Hmmm???). So, FINALLY, he’s decided he’d like to join in on something. All it took was a John Hughes Blogathon. Yes, he loves his movies too and, quite frankly, it’s a big part of the reason why we got married. So thank you, John Hughes, for helping to bring us together. For the most part. You know, on those days where we like each other. 😉
So let’s hear Mr Mutant’s quick thoughts on every John Hughes movie that he’s seen! Thank you, Mr Mutant! *KissHugCuddle*
(Artwork by Robert Wolverton)
John Hughes Mini-Reviews
Ranting, raving, racism and rape-ism wrapped up like a birthday gift in this often hilarious “bittersweet sixteen” moment.
The Breakfast Club
Five teens eloquently impart never-bettered observations for every generation’s inner high schooler… and take a toke while they’re at it.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The essence of teenage wisdom distilled into a day’s adventure, alongside a water tower, a symphony of synthetic sickness samples and a fake Ferrari… This film IS the 80s to me.
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Clever script ruined by studio meddling.
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Cack. This helped give American tourists a bad rep in Europe for decades.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Affectionate classic festive cheese (shitter is full!).
Dated but still have much love for this one, warts and all!
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Top notch comedy worth repeat views – it’s like a pair of warm pillows – by that I mean welcoming and reassuring, as opposed to hairy arse!
Pure Christmas MAGIC with added sadomasochistic hi-jinks.
The essence of shit on a shiny silver disc. With added boobs.
Pretty In Pink
“Otis. I love Otis…”And even though I shouldn’t, I love this…. “Love is real… Real is love”.
The Great Outdoors
Squeak squeak squeeeeak. (Translation: gotta love John Candy but OMFG make it stop!!!)
Drillbit to the left temple. Next…???!!!???
Maid In Manhattan
Sappy but not as bad as I feared. A near love letter to Manhattan that fails to come close to matching his love letters to the Chicago area.
Home Alone 2
More pure Christmas magic from the tail end of that still-innocent era in American family film… with pigeons and skyscrapers to boot!
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Pretty In Pink in reverse – this underrated 80s high schooler that’s not quite as strong but has almost as many quotable lines… And the right ending!
Heavily dated but the comedy encapsulates the changing family and working values of the early 80s.
Baby’s Day Out
Agony for adults, but somewhat fun for children (and occasionally for your inner child).
Miracle On 34th Street
Pointless remake still keeps the magic of Christmas alive despite serious flaws in this version.
The one that made us all realise that even the mighty Hughes could lose his mojo.
She’s Having A Baby
Semi autobiographical and semi yawnsome – but did Kevin Bacon’s character here steal that yellow cab in Planes, Trains & Automobiles? Hughes fans need answers!
Reach The Rock
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