With so many great Thanksgiving movies to choose from (Hannah and her Sisters; Pieces of April), check out Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a movie I have not thought to watch in previous years. It stars Steve Martin and John Candy, and was directed by John Hughes.
John Hughes, the director of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, has died at 59. Hughes was the voice of a generation with his 80s films. The last film he directed was 1991’s Curly Sue and he had been somewhat prolific and essentially retired except for occasionally producing a film.
Everyone is talking about his work is the voice of the 80s, but I’m a child of the 90s. Among my friends, his films are some of our favorites. Hughes’ film might be a product of the 80s, but his work continue to be the most loved and definitive teens films of any generation.
Enjoy this tribute to the eight films John Hughes directed.