Uncle Buck

This movie written and directed by John Hughes is one of my favourite John Candy films. Edgy, funny and full of interesting contrasts; it’s great and still very relevant for those with teenaged daughters even if it was made in 1989.
Hughes is, you will recall, the director of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which is another favourite of mine and this shows him a master of capturing the myth and the reality of the endless war: teenager vs. older generation. The Breakfast Club is another example.
Full of the poignant and the hilarious, this film is worth seeing and I’m glad my wife picked up the DVD yesterday!  How Uncle Buck defended his youngest niece to her Vice Principal… I’ve never forget that.


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