Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? Written by
The filmmakers wanted Blane, to be "a hunky, square-jawed jock," but Molly Ringwald wasn't attracted to that sort of guy. Ringwald had some say in the casting, and after Andrew McCarthy auditioned, she told John Hughes and Howard Deutch her thoughts on him. "That's the kind of guy I would fall in love with." They thought he was a "twerpy guy", and weren't interested, but Ringwald pushed for his casting. See more »
When Andie is at Trax waiting for her first date with Blane, she is holding a light-colored clutch purse. When she and Blane are walking to his car she has a large multi-colored purse hanging from her shoulder. See more »
I love this movie. Let me tell you why. First off, the cast: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, James Spader, Annie Potts, etc all bring their own special something to the movie. Jon Cryer in particular is perfect for the character of Duckie, an angst-ridden teen who yearns for Andie (Molly Ringwald). They had a special showing of this movie in a theater in Orlando that I went to, and Duckie still to this day, had the whole audience laughing.
I definitely recommend the soundtrack. It seems like every time I watch this movie (and I've seen it so many times) I find something new about it that I like even more. It's just such a cool movie about being independent and your own person. This is Molly's best role yet. Yes, her fashion is very outdated, but you have to realize that this was the 80's and Molly was trying to show her own uniqueness.
I love the fact that Andie works at a record store, Trax, with punked-out Iona (Annie Potts)who is her confidant and funny to boot. The record store seems like a place you would find one day and just feel special for knowing it's there. I love her pink car. I love the club they go to and the Rave-Ups that play on-stage.
In conclusion, this is a fabulous movie. Especially if you love the 80's!
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