Don’t you Forget About Me (2009)

I want to give a proper thank to Table9Mutant from Cinema Parrot Disco for sponsoring the John Hughes Blogathon over the course of the last month.

I can’t speak for others, but I personally enjoyed participating very much and without her encouragement, I probably wouldn’t have ended up watching 10, yes 10, JH movies this month.

So thanks again to Ms. Mutant and without further ado, here is my final Hughes review…which is a bit unorthodox since it isn’t a movie by Hughes, but rather about him.


dont you forget about me“He was a master, y’know, at what he did” – Kevin Smith

Number of Times Seen – 1  (18 Mar 2014)

Brief Synopsis – 4 young filmmakers go on a journey to find out why John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood.

My Take on it – I found this documentary by accident and was ecstatic to see it.

Watching this movie made me wish that I was on this journey with them as they seek to find out what happened to Hughes and try and find him.

Along the way they discuss their thoughts on how their own lives were affected by Hughes and his films and they show segments from the many interviews they did with lots of Hughes former actors, friends and confidants.

It really was amazing seeing how many people have been affected by his movies from the 80’s and as stated in this film, many of today’s teen movies would never have been made had it not been for the influence of Hughes’ movies.

It’s very interesting to see how so many people in so many parts of the world have been “touched” by John Hughes and his films.

After watching this movie, I was so inspired that I actually tried to contact the filmmakers via their website informing them about this blog a thon and hoping to make contact with them personally.  But alas, they haven’t written back (as of this writing).

I don’t know how easy it will be for many of you to get a copy of this documentary, but I truly believe that it is essential watching for anyone interested in trying to understand the man known as the father of 80’s teen comedies.

Bottom Line – Excellent documentary about the effect that Hughes had on numerous generations of fans.  Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy



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