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
I absolutely adore John Hughes' insight into teen angst, love, relationships, and overall experiences, I feel that Pretty In Pink was his weakest. The characters, all except Duckie, were incredibly weak, and just when you thought Andie was going to rise above it all and make a grand entrance with her pink dress, she wussed out and it took the encouragement and support of Duckie to get her in the dance.
Furthermore, it lacked the element of hope present in the other movies. In The Breakfast Club, it was their experiences with others that made them so prejudiced toward each other, and in Sixteen Candles, it was Samantha's own insecurities that hindered her efforts, but in Pretty In Pink, it was a direct hit from Blane that Andie had to sustain yet she went back to him. Why? Not because of hope, but because of weakness. In the others, it was hope. Hope that issues could be overcome. Pretty in Pink started with that message, but ended up being so cliche it was tough to stomach.
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