Undoubtedly, the greatest teen movie guru in the history of the genre is John Hughes. He became one of many celebrities who recently died young and unexpectedly. My favorite of his movies is and will forever be Pretty in Pink. Not that long ago, I went out on a mostly blind date with someone leaps and bounds wealthier than I. To prepare, I watch this movie as inspiration. Unfortunately, said male was more like the rich jerk than the rich nice guy in this movie. Oh, I could expand, but I have already wasted more time talking about him than he was worth. And besides, don’t we all want a Duckie in the first place?
Back to the film. It has that song by The Psychedelic Furs that makes me so happy. Man, I love that band.
Mr Hughes. I will hold a movie marathon in your honor this weekend. Thanks for encapsulating teen angst on film!