I LOVE this movie, and wanted to recommend this be your choice of Thanksgiving weekend movie time. It was brilliant when I saw it in highschool in 1986, and it remains brilliant today. John Hughes is an unsung hero of film making in the 1980s. Or maybe he is sung…not sure, but I never tire of any of his movies, and this will always be my favorite.
Rarer still in the Hughes canon are films that are entirely about adults. Of the eight films he has directed himself, only two fall under that category: She’s Having a Baby and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the latter of which has become a classic that almost surpasses any of the teen comedies Hughes made.