Uncle Buck (1989)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) John Hughes’ one-time watch, light-hearted family comedy.John Candy’s one-man show.

 
CONS –
1) Half-baked screenplay and direction.

 

 

QUOTE –
Buck Russell: Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Another John Hughes’ heart-warming classic chronicling a single day’s adventures of a high school senior.
2) Ferris Bueller on a parade float lip-syncing “Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout”
3) Charlie Sheen’s cameo.
4) Jeffrey Jones as Edward R. Rooney – a man of expressions and eye-rolls.
5) Climactic run – March Of The Swivel Heads by The English Beat. In fact, the entire soundtrack is awesome

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) A coming-of-age teenage drama where 5 teenagers spent a Saturday together and rediscover themselves. A must watch from John Hughes.
2) Natural performance from all actors.
3) Quintessential 80s soundtrack with some great sound-mixing. Closing credit: Don’t You (Forget About Me)
4) Minimal cast and single-day story.

 

Cons –
1) This movie is to be watched at a certain age to feel the essence of it. For a grown adult, the movie is of little consequences and influence.

 

Quote –
Andrew: We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.

 

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold – the unapologetic,bumbling,over-confident,family man.An early version of Home Improvement‘s Tim Allen character.
2) “Holiday Road” – Lindsey Buckingham
3) An iconic and influential road-movie.
4) That unmissable iconic surreal Sci-Fi POSTER – all credits to Boris Vallejo.

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 
Clark: Everything isn’t like home. If everything were like home, there would be no reason for leaving home.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) John Candy as Del Griffith – lovable annoying character
2) Feel Good Thanksgiving movie

 

CONS –
1) Surprisingly, the 2011 Bollywood remake Chalo Dilli (2011)  is much funnier.

 

QUOTE –
Del: Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.