The high-school stereotypes that John Hughes pens up together in detention for his epochal teen comedy are so stark that they still read as recognizable decades later, but Hughes’ crisp script and direction and still-hungry cast keep it all on this side of cliché. It really is too bad he had to do Ally Sheedy’s character like that, though. -LG
1985 Dir. John Hughes 1.85:1 Color dcp 97min.