Worst Tribute: Matthew Broderick & Molly Ringwald
Post By Duana
So OK. John Hughes was magic. And all these movies meant so much to us and gave us a place to belong and told us in so many words that we had to hang on to all the weird creepiness and awkwardness that made us who we are. All those things we resented that were different about us when we were young, he never pandered to us, never said 'you'll love those things', but reassured us that everyone goes through some sh*t and that we can be awesome adults.
But the two people who are chosen to represent him - Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick - they did the very thing they quote in the movie as not-supposed-to-do. They kind of turned into boring, bland adults. Neither does anything challenging, although I think it's for two different reasons, Molly because she's (allegedly) not very good and Matthew because he might (allegedly) have to do something, you know, unpleasant.
I just don't want this to be the lesson that we tell our kids, not that I have any. That 'Oh, these movies are soooo good.'. What happened to those actors? Who believed in his message so much? Well, they grew up and became bland and kind of unusable.
John Hughes deserves a better legacy than those who peaked at 20.
Lainey: um, Judd Nelson. F-CKED. And distracting. Like it’s really never been the same since Shannen Doherty, has it?
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