Halley is a young high school student who is disillusioned with love after seeing the many dysfunctional relationships around her. Her parents are now divorced and her father has a new young girlfriend she doesn't care for too much. Her mother is now always alone; and her sister is so overwhelmed by her upcoming wedding that she barely leaves the house anymore. On top of that, the shallowness of all the girls and guys at her school convinces Halley that finding true love is impossible. A tragic accident, however, leads her to meeting Macon, and suddenly Halley finds that true love can occur under unusual circumstances. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Rule #1 There are no rules.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements
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18 July 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $5,809,960
(18 July 2003)
(8 August 2003)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Mandy Moore cut her hair short because she felt it suited the role; the movie producers weren't happy about it. In the end they compromised and had her wear hair extension for some of the movie and then have her having her hair cut put into the film. See more
After Halley runs out on Macon at the New Year's party, she runs through the snow, as she goes, you can see her foot catch on the fake snow, pulling up one of the fluffy sheets. See more
So do you hate me?
Not you, per se. I hate the way that your hair falls in your face. And I hate the way that your voice gets really low when you're serious.
[Macon bites lower lip
And I hate the way that you bite your bottom lip when you're nervous. And the way your eyebrow goes
[whistles and motions with hand
like that. I hate that.
So that's it? You just hate the way I walk and talk and look.
No. That Jedi mind trick thing? I hate that.
References Sixteen Candles
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more