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  • Writer's pictureLeah Jones

If John Hughes was the director and I was the writer.

“Oh, that was such a John Hughes moment!” she said and we laughed out loud. Pretty in Pink, Sweet 16, The Breakfast Club–Classic 80’s John Hughes’ movies with great boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back stories.

Last night I was thinking about the Hughesian moments that are made for movies. How if I was the Romantic Female Leah and John Cusak was the Romantic Male Lead there would be this montage of everything that happened before we met, or between times we met, of almost perfect moments, but really, everyone is just cheering for me and John Cusak to get together before the credits roll. So, in preparation for the movie that I write and John Cusak stars in, here are the moments I will rip from my life (and my imaginary life) and donate to the Johns–Cusak at the Romantic Male Lead and Hughes in his triumphant return to teen flicks. But it won’t be a Teen Flick, it will be an adult flick for people who were teens when Hughes ruled the cinaplex.

Him: I just don’t know what to do.. Her: I don’t know either, but if you don’t kiss me, you might regret it.


Him: Tell me what you need to tell me, something is going on. Her: Well. I was talking with a friend and she pointed out that I’ve liked you for a long time, but I’d never thought of it that way and when I went home and thought about it, I realized she was right. That I like you and I don’t know what to do about that, because I never planned on liking you… not like this. Him: Oh. Her: Yeah. Him: Well, I guess that means we’ll have to go out again.


Her: So, you answer should be, “Should I wear a suit?” and my answer to that is, “Yes, becuase I have a great dress and you should look just a good.” Him: Blue single or taupe double-breasted?


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