I Love 80s Movies

  |  Buy to Own: 18/10/2004
  |  371 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Set of four mid-1980s films written and directed by teen supremo John Hughes. In romantic drama 'Pretty in Pink' (1986), Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a poor girl with lots of spirit who is obsessed with rich kid Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy). In the face of adversity, love cuts across the material divide, much to the disappointment of the amiably eccentric Ducky (John Cryer), who holds a torch for Andie. However, he becomes instrumental in bringing them back together when external pressures threaten their relationship. The soundtrack includes contributions from The Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order and The Smiths. Matthew Broderick stars in the comedy 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (1986) as the eponymous Ferris Bueller, a high school kid who has had enough of school. Using his immense ingenuity, he makes it look as though he is ill, then takes his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) off to spend a day out on the town. After a series of misadventures, he has to make it home before his headteacher finds out (or his sister drops him in it). In high school drama 'Some Kind of Wonderful' (1987), Eric Stoltz plays Keith Nelson, a young man with woman trouble. He's lucky enough to have got himself a date with high school princess Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), but does she really like him, or is he just a way of getting back at her insensitive rich-kid boyfriend Hardy Jenns (Craig Sheffer)? The young teen outsider is confused - so confused, in fact, that he fails to notice how his tomboy best friend Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) really feels about him. Finally, in 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' (1987), a stressed executive (Steve Martin) and a bluff travelling salesman (John Candy) form an uneasy alliance when their plane is grounded due to bad weather. Candy offers to share a hotel room with Martin while they wait for the storm to subside, and Martin accepts. But from this point on the two seem to be stuck with each other, as they come up against a series of unlikely obstacles which continually and comically frustrate their attempts to get home for Thanksgiving.