"I love movies, Hadley Freeman and everything she has to say."--Judy Blume
An entertaining and reaffirming walking down memory lane for those of us who ve worshipped at the Church of Molly Ringwald, and new initiates. --Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author of One Kick"
I loved this book. I expected to like it - after all, I grew up with these movies too (albeit as a fully blown teenager, as opposed to our then-ten-year-old author, so you know, I had more of a background in film by then, ahem) and hadn't really thought much about them since. But it's really fantastic. Freeman is a regular columnist for the Guardian, among other worthies, and her writing is funny and engaging, striking just the right tone for a book about movies from the 80s which, it turns out, was our last golden age of cinema. Honestly, once you read this book, you'll know what I mean. Freeman's taste in films is slightly different from mine, but she's very open about how subjective the book is going to be, right from the start. This is a book about HER favorite movies, and that's just fine because if you're reading a book about 80s movies, you're also going to be a huge fan of John Hughes's movies, 'The Princess Bride', 'Ghostbusters', Dolly Parton, and Eddie Murphy. Really, I can't remember the last time I found a book that was so interesting, so much fun, and yet so absolutely serious. One 80s film revival weekend coming up!
5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星Good Book, Good Nostalgia, Great Gift!
2018年1月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This was a Christmas present for a film buff in my life. He's a wicked smart guy, a huge nerd who grew up in the 80s and loves all the pop culture nostalgia. He's also a librarian and published writer, so he knows his way around books--and he loves this book! It was around great gift!