The “Your kids are gonna love it." Scene
The Movie: Back To The Future (1985)
Why It’s Defining: It’s bottled rebellion.
All great ‘80s teen movies are rebellious.
Every single one of them has a moment where a lead character kicks off against the generation that spawned him or her; even Ferris’ doting dad and mum get effed over by their slick son, several times.
But Back To The Future contains the cleverest twist on this essential element.
The scene features Marty McFly accidentally showing his parents’ generation that they’ll never understand the sheer youthful power of rock ‘n’ roll whilst they’re still teenagers themselves.
It’s a moment of genius in a film packed with them. All together now: “I guess you guys aren't ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.”
Why It’ll Stay With Us Forever: This scene was the reason one totalfilm.com team member decided to pick up a guitar to try to learn to play it. That was Sam, by the way.
But then he also played ‘The Power Of Love’ by Huey Lewis And The News down the phone to a girl he had a crush on in primary school.
She wasn’t impressed with the fact that you don't need no credit card to ride this train, and didn’t accept his calls again.
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