Ferris Bueller's Day Off:
Ferris Bueller. Larger than life. Blessed with a magical sense of serendipity. He's a model for all those who take themselves too seriously. A guy who knows the value of a day off. Ferris Bueller's Day Off chronicles the events in the day of a rather magical young man, Ferris (Matthew Broderick). One spring day, toward the end of his senior year, Ferris gives in to an overwhelming urge to cut school and head for downtown Chicago with his girl (Mia Sara) and his best friend (Alan Ruck), to see the sights, experience a day of freedom and show that with a little ingenuity, a bit of courage and a red Ferrari, life at 17 can be a joy!
Pretty In Pink:
Andie Walsh is a bright, sensitive girl with a second hand wardrobe and three men in her life. First there is her father. He doesn't work and has been going steadily downhill since his wife left him. There is Ducky Dale (marvellously played by Jon Cryer). He's a pal of Andie's and he's got an intense, unrequited crush on her. The there's Blane McDonough, a cute, rich preppie. He and Andie come from opposite sides of the tracks. So when they fall in love, the differences between them (he drives a BMW and she's ashamed of where she lives) bring barriers to their romance. The soundtrack features hits from a host of artists including The Psychedelic Furs, John Lennon, New Order, Nik Kershaw, OMD, Echo and the Bunnymen, INXS, Otis Redding, The Smiths, Suzanne Vega and Talk Back.
Some Kind Of Wonderful:
Think everyone over 17 has forgotten what it's like to be 16? Filmmaker John Hughes hasn't. Here, Hughes delivers another funny, savvy, crowd-pleasing look at adolesence in this story about high-school misfit Eric Stoltz, who falls so head-over-heels for the senior class siren that he's blind to the charms of his beautiful and devoted best pal, Mary Stuart Masterson. Some fun, some heartache, 'Some Kind Of Wonderful'!
Planes, Trains And Automobiles:
An advertising executive who just wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family is stuck with a loud but loveable salesman during an unbelievable succession of blizzards, transfers, strikes and delays. Two businessmen travelling from New York to Chicago get sidetracked in a public transportation nightmare. Neal is a stuffy ad executive who doesn't get along with people like the portly, gregarious salesman who sits next to him on the plane to Chicago. But when their flight is rerouted, the unlikely duo becomes entangled in a series of hilarious misadventures as they attempt to get home before Thanksgiving. They have to deal with sleazy motels, run-down rent-a-cars and crazy cabbies. It's enough to make them swear off travel forever!