Generous humanist that he was, Hughes was that rare adult who took teenagers just as seriously as they take themselves, and the result was a movie in which the five main characters – the brain, the jock, the princess, the criminal, and the basket case — pursue nothing more compelling than self-awareness and the public revelation of thoughts and feelings once consigned to diaries and psychologist offices.
--Greg Beato on The Breakfast Club
Very true. RIP, John Hughes. Your films definitely graced my High School top 10 films many a time. And Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Genius. Spoken by a true Chicagoan.
Remember Sixteen Candles, when Molly Ringwald's character wishes for a birthday with "a pink Trans Am in the driveway with a ribbon around it, and some incredibly gorgeous guy that you meet, like in France, and you do it on a cloud without getting pregnant or herpes"? I've forgotten how wonderful these movies are.