Thursday, November 5, 2009

Early Reviews

Well, it's only been two days since our Canadian release, and so far our doc has been warmly received. Here's a sample of what the critics are saying :

"Here are some early reviews!!!
"The directors sudden death in August makes the doc's release - and frank interviews - all more poignant."
National Post - We Can't Wait For....

"Don’t You Forget About Me has a nifty gimmick, following Sadowski and his three producers as they try to track down the reclusive Hughes ostensibly for an interview, but really just to tell him how much they miss him."
Varsity - Will Sloan

"Don't You Forget About Me is a fun walk down memory lane for anyone who grew up watching Hughes' work. You can feel the love that Matt and the people behind it have for Hughes, and the interview subjects (which include stars of Hughes' films like Judd Nelson and Alan Ruck, along with Roger Ebert, Kevin Smith and Jason Reitman) genuinely admire this man and his work."
****City News - Brian McKechnie
"The crew plants the cameras in front of some great talkers who have plenty of interesting ideas."
*** CanWest - Katherine Monk

"...builds a strong case for the reclusive director's substantial influence on the generation of filmmakers that followed. It's a well assembled retrospective."
*** Now Magazine - Norman Wilner

" as a sort of tribute (a very entertaining one) to a man who gave voice to a generation; a great companion piece to any of Hughes’ films."
*** Row Three - Marina Antunes"


  1. I had heard about your documentary a few months ago and saw it at my local independent (think Kevin Smith) video store tonight and grabbed it. Fabulous job. I'm 39 and grew up with John Hughs and all of the actors in those films. I think I actually saw Sixteen Candles on my birthday and had never related to a character as much as Sam before in my life. Flat-chested, geeky and still cool enough to wonder why people didn't get that I worth talking to. Ferris Bueller is one of the few movies from my teen years (besides The Princess Bride) which made me so happy I wanted to stand up in the movie theatre and dance in my seat, and that's saying something because I am a film fanatic. I'm sad that John didn't sit down with you (I think a note before your arrival may have been a good idea, and showing the front if his home n your film was a really BAD idea) but your hearts were in the right place, you are all extremely engaging and this is a beautifully made documentary. Great job--I was choked up at the end and I have that joyful jump in my theatre seat feeling again...I hope studios and film-makers hear this message--people are interesting and it takes all kinds, so let's see them again!