The Great Outdoors - Directed by Howard Deutch. Written by John Hughes


I’ve spent the weekend with family just outside of Grand Rapids soaking up sun, swimming and embracing the outdoors.  I’ve basically been reveling in some much needed R & R before trekking to Nashville with a head-first slide back into the new record. Being out here without cell service or any real Internet reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies and John Hughes classic “The Great Outdoors”. Starring the incomparably funny Dan Akroyd and John Candy, this flick captures Midwest family vacations like no other (the Chevy Chase National Lampoon’s movies come in close second).  Its also the acting debut of Annette Bening, who later went on to shred numerous roles and become an award winning actor. Long story short, if you haven’t seen this one I suggest getting on it through Netflix or raiding the old family VHS collection.  You won’t be sorry.


What’s your favorite John Hughes movie (written and/or directed)?

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  1. ellie--faith answered: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF! No competition ^_^
  2. thesusblog answered: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  3. coobblr answered: Ferris Bueller, only because I was always fond of skipping school when it was lovely outside.
  4. ludachristie answered: National La
  5. emilyvincent answered: Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck!
  6. amandajolie answered: pretty in pink, ferris bueller’s day off, the breakfast club…those movies :)
  7. thestoryofanewbeginning answered: id have to say my favorite john huges movie would have to be ferris bullers day off!
  8. haloz answered: Top 3… Christmas Vacation, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off & The Breakfast Club :)
  9. mattniskanenseyebrows answered: The Breakfast Club
  10. mixaqe answered: National Lampoon’s Vacation- so hilarious & Home Alone, we always used to watch this one too
  11. renomearr answered: Drillbit Taylor (como Edmond Dantès)
  12. oceansunset reblogged this from thewilliambeckett and added:
    My list for John Hughes is a bevy of good movies. Definitely Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles,...
  13. zuzus-whiskers answered: The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off <3
  14. getmovingdesiree answered: Tie between Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Flubber
  15. oceansunset answered: The Breakfast Club.
  16. insanelullaby answered: Ferris but Breakfast Club is a close second.
  17. gabbyeatworld reblogged this from thewilliambeckett
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  19. ttumblrinc answered: the breakfast club
  20. ohalright reblogged this from thewilliambeckett and added:
    just outside GR - whaaaat.
  21. poetruberson answered: so many classics! but i guess i’ll go with “pretty in pink” cause i was ducky and didn’t realize how awesome i was!
  22. scarlettakesatumblr answered: Oh my god I didn’t think other people knew what this was. “That’s 6 hotdogs, Dad.”
  23. love-out-loud answered: Breakfast Club! Always and forever <3
  24. caughtinthesubwave reblogged this from thewilliambeckett and added:
    When I was a kid I was so proud because this amazing movie took place in my home state of Minnesota. And not just my...
  25. moments-we-love answered: The movies that i love from him were the Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club (love the movie), and all Home Alone movies
  26. foreverdrivinginpuddless answered: Sixteen Candles. Its the best of them all.
  27. missentitlement answered: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  28. whatrot answered: typical answer but, The Breakfast Club =\
  29. thecutleafdaisy answered: That’s hard cause I love them all so much but it’d have to be, Pretty In Pink. That’s my all time favorite movie period. lol
  30. heyyou22 answered: Has to be either The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller.
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  32. youngandlostclub answered: ferris bueller’s hands down
  33. josee66 answered: man you can’t even pick just one!they’re all so good
  34. pumpernickelnrye answered: Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Not Another Teen Movie… :) lolz last one just for laughs XD
  35. annienishida reblogged this from thewilliambeckett and added:
    Really, William Beckett? Of all the John Hughes films, this is your favorite? Haha. Oh well. I guess we can’t all love...
  36. annienishida answered: PRETTY IN PINK.
  37. daviskane answered: Uncle Buck… hands down.