Directed by Paul Flaherty
Starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen & Dabney Coleman.
A lovely little nut job of a flick. It’s like Peter Pan on Angel Dust.
Dabney Coleman and his hair piece definitely make this one a high priority on the “must re-discover” list.
“Peggy Sue Got Married”, 1986
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Starring Kathleen Turner, Nick (Coppola) Cage, the late, great Madeline Kahn, Jim Carrey, Sophia Coppola, & Joan Allen.
Alright, I love this film; it’s one of the only movies that makes me cry everytime I watch it.
There is so much purity of character; I mean, here we catch a glimpse of Nick Cage before he is schooled for his speech impediment. And Jim Carrey- who knew he had a talent for singing Doo-wop???
The flashback and flashforward transitions are executed in that not yet vintage, fade-in/out 80’s way that has been dead since the last Robert Zemeckis flick, and the story is really very bittersweet.
“Some Kind of Wonderful”, 1987
Directed by Howard Deutch and Produced by John Hughes
Starring Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson & Mary Stuart Masterson
I’m a Mary Masterson junkie and this film hits just the right vein.
In my opinion, this is the ONLY quality John Hughes production.
There, I said it.
All of you with your 80’s nostalgia…bring it.