083 RS Podcast John Hughes High – 16 Candles

John Hughes made a quartet of films in the 1980s that featured high schoolers. The four films—16 Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—defined a genre and, in many ways, a generation.

On this Reel Spirituality Podcast series, we’re looking at those films one by one and talking about what makes them great and whether or not they still have relevence today.

We’re taking the films in release order, so we’re starting with 16 Candles, an ode to overlooked high schoolers of any gender, with an ending so happy, it’s hard to believe.

The theme music for our podcast is provided by Matt Lumpkin, whose music can be found here. If you are interested in subscribing to the Reel Spirituality podcast, follow this link.