There was even a point when one of them mentioned to one of the leads to stop acting and just be real. Title: Content is from the site's archived pages as well as from other relevant outside sources. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. **** ½ Adam U March 2, 2010 January 26, 2010 John Hughes certainly deserved all the success imaginable for being able to reach three generations and counting with his films. A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. So the neophyte documentary crew hit the road to his hometown, documenting their journey, the approach they would take, and their personal connections to the film. The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s. This was a beautiful piece of work. It serves as an introduction. Don't You Forget About Me Quotes. *** ½ Alex M I think every Hughes fan should take a peek - it is currently showing on Starz/Encore over the holidays but will be released on DVD on 12/31. March 2, 2010 It combines footage from road trips spent seeking Mr. Hughes, the writer and director of 1980s teen comedies like “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Sixteen Candles,” with interviews of stars from these films, including Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mia Sara. A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. The New Mutants. Ether way, it should be near the top of the netflix cue. It was a completely insane movie called "National Lampoon's Class Reunion" and it grabbed my funny-bone and would not let go. Still, it managed to achieve something pretty entertaining, which was a bunch of Hughes fans, friends, critics and actors talking about his movies. That was not in the film, but we believe it was just an oversight. January 30, 2010 The whole thing is a love letter to Hughes. Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith. They took the song that no one wanted and fashioned it into a beautiful moment, not unlike the way the film’s five teenagers used their confinement to fight themselves into a brief respite from the lives they had outside of each other. Still, that may just be the grown-up in me talking; as Sheedy's Allison puts it in "The Breakfast Club", "When you grow up, your heart dies", and "Don't You Forget About Me" bears out Hughes's reminders to hold on to your youth, because it's all downhill from there. "A film from 20 years ago portrayed them more accurately then anything made for them today. In 1985 the music video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category for Best Male Video. Then there is a lot of eulogizing from teenagers who say that modern movies don't know what teenagers are about, but teenagers probably always would say that.To give the documentary a framework, the contributors to the documentary then set off to visit John Hughes at his home in Chicago, ostensibly to ask him to direct another teen movie. Directed by Matt Austin, the film was named after the 1985 hit song by Simple Minds, which in turn was the theme song for Hughes' film The Breakfast Club. February 9, 2010 Huey Lewis and the News perform in the music video "The Power of Love" from the original motion picture soundtrack for Back to the Future (1985). December 26, 2009 After Mr. Hughes died on Thursday of a heart attack, Mr. Austin Sadowski said, he started receiving interview requests from the news media the next day. The most successful technique for raising money was to parlay the public's interest in all things Batman into a sweepstakes or some kind of contest in which the prize is a Batman item like one of these shirts. *** ½ Carolyn G You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It shows how John Hughes made the greatest teen movies that have been admired by three generations of viewers. Don't You Forget About Me After weeks of searching for the filmmaker John Hughes and then trying to sell a documentary about that search, the documentary’s director finally found a distributor for his movie — one day after his elusive subject died, Variety reported. The inclusion of recent interviews with cast members, collaborators, and other filmmakers inspired by his films are a real asset as well. In the two years since the documentary's production, not only have we lost Hughes to a heart attack, but one of the doc's star witnesses, Roger Ebert - who describes Hughes as "a philosopher of adolescence" and "The Breakfast Club", rather wonderfully, as "The 'My Dinner With Andre' of teen movies" - has been left speechless by cancer, while Howard Deutch (who happily refers to himself as "the Salieri to John's Mozart") made the truly rancid "My Best Friend's Girl". It shows how John Hughes made the greatest teen movies that have been admired by three generations of viewers. Any documentary about John Hughes is going to be worth watching, if only to relive so many classic moments from his films. I can recommend this to damn near every ody. This charade is kind of annoying because it changes the focus of the documentary from Hughes to the film team, which we don't really care for all that much. For those who love John Hughes, which is most of us, this documentary is a pleasant reminder why wel fell in love with all his movies in the first place. Don't you try to pretend It's my feeling we'll win in the end I won't harm you or touch your defenses Vanity and security Don't you forget about me I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby Going to take you apart I'll put us back together at heart, baby Don't You Forget About Me Don't Don't Don't Don't Don't You Forget About Me As you walk on by Simple Minds performs in the music video for "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from the original motion picture soundtrack of The Breakfast Club (1985) recorded for Virgin Records. Definitely a must see for people who want to be film makers or writers. A fantastic documentary.