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
Anthony Michael Hall was originally approached by Hughes to play Duckie, but he declined citing " a redundancy issue. Another movie with two guys and a girl." Hall is referring to Sixteen Candles (1984), another John Hughes movie he starred in also with a love triangle involving a cool rich guy, an insecure ingenue and a nerdy outsider as the center of its story. See more »
Andie's sunglasses are alternately in her lap and her hair when Blaine is going to ask her out for first time. See more »
John Hughes knows the 80's. And this proves it. The film is a drama/comedy about a teenage girl and her problems in social and family life. Though I am a guy, I identified with a lot of the problems and I thought there was so much to like in this film. It's just that this is a little softer than the other Hughes films. Maybe cause he didn't direct it. Molly Ringwald gives her best yet and Harry Dean Stanton has never been more tender. Good 80's film, but not in the best column. By the way, Andrew Dice Clay appears as a bouncer, so pay attention to his part which highlights the film for me. A
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