Don't You Forget About Me

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Movie Info

A group of Canadian filmmakers take a road trip in order to track down filmmaker-turned-Hollywood-recluse, John Hughes, as they travel through America in this Alliance Films documentary. Past Hughes alumni Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mia Sara and Andrew McCarthy appear in interview segments.

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  • Feb 19, 2011
    A group of filmmakers try to find director John Hughes to try and complete a documentary about John Hughes and his films. A nice love letter to the late filmmaker, the movie includes a lot of interviews from several actors and friends whom had worked with the reclusive writer/director. The film however never really develops fully, it is mainly a film about a bunch of fans tracking down their hero. Which sadly they never do, and sadly they now will never get the chance. Where the film does succeed the most is that it gives us a very intimate portrait of John Hughes through the people that worked with him, and the next generation of filmmakers he influenced. Their will never be another John Hughes and watching this film makes you realize what a unique and great talent he was.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2010
    An excellent look into the films and impact of John Hughes. As these young filmmakers travel to Chicago to try and get an interview from the iconic director we get insights about the man and his films from not only the people who he has worked with and other directors he has inspired but also from the most recent generation his films have captivated. It's a well edited and entertaining film with a build up to see if they can truly get the attention of the man himself. It's a fun look back on the films as well as a look into what Hollywood is doing wrong when making films with a younger audience in mind.
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2010
    This stupid piece of shit is a total waste of time! What I don't understand is they get some good people for interviews and either don't ask any good questions or just cut them out so the directors can get more face time. This is really sad because John Hughes deserves a real documentary done by real filmmakers, instead of a bunch of jerkoffs who like to hear themselves talk.
    cody f Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2010
    Terrible. Pointless. Remember Clint Howard in Parenthood screaming, "He had no business being out there! No Business!"? Well, these "filmmakers" have no business making a documentary about John Hughes. Simply being a fan is not enough, you must have some talent as well. 4 annoying "young" filmmakers decide to make half of their John Hughes documentary about themselves trying to track him down in Chicago. The other half is basically people repeating over and over that Hughes's films still mean a lot to people because we can see ourselves in them, and all new teen films are crap. The shame of it is, they actually got several actors and collaborator's from Hughes's teen flicks, like Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Alan Ruck, Kelly LeBrock, etc. who mostly seem to come up with few interesting stories about the man and his methods, and just focus on how he made really good movies that people still really like, which we already know. Interviews are sprinkled with clips from the movies, which are the best part, and then they are constantly cutting back to the filmmakers sitting around trying to figure out what they're going to say if they meet John Hughes. And then they never meet him. Completely stops the mediocre doc dead in its tracks every time they show up. NO BUSINESS! NOOO!
    Grifty G Super Reviewer

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