john hughes owes a lot


to this film

and 6.1 is a cruel score

i just watched it tonight and loved it

can't believe i never saw it back in the good old days

"I wish someone would remake Hollywood"

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tho it was a year after splash
so everyone was copying in the 80's

"I wish someone would remake Hollywood"

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So how did you come across this movie? Im always curious when people watch an old movie like this for the first time how they found out about it.

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from the lack of good movies made in todays world - it leads me to go backwards to check if i missed anything from my childhood

i somehow missed this and valley girl - but saw everything else

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Valley Girl and Secret Admirer are both pretty good for '80s teen comedies... probably both are slightly underrated. I would also include Just One of the Guys along side them as better films than usually given credit for. Kelly Preston was also good in Mischief (1985) and it's a quality film as well.

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I think you mean the director of 'Secret Admirer' owes a lot to John Hughes. The latter was responsible for one of the best movies of 1985 :

'The Breakfast Club' :)

With respect to 'Secret Admirer', it was nothing compared to John Hughes' classic of '85.

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I like this better than breakfast club. I think BC is overrated. The best thing about it is the soundtrack. Easily

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@Virgin_ BC is hardly overrated. If you don't appreciate it, you're either too young to grasp the characters, or you just can't appreciate how well written it is/was. MSA is a good film, but can't touch BC. Seriously.

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Wow you mention Secret Admirer, Valley Girl and Just One of the Guys which are all in my 80's top 10 comedies. I've loved all 3 since release and yes they all stand the test of time.

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Throw in Better Off Dead and you almost have my top 5. The 80's truly had some great stuff

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John Hughes did it BETTER; this was as appealing as it was because of the cast, not the script...






"Your mother puts license plates in your underwear? How do you sit?!"

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I like all these films named here: "The Breakfast Club", "Secret Admirer", "Just One of the Guys" and "Better Off Dead"; I'm glad all those films exist. Hey, and I think "Mischief" is really good too, though it's different to me since it was set in the 1950's.

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