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
Charming high school drama, but you expect nothing less from writer John Hughes.
Sums up well the anxieties and politics of high school. Also has a bit of a comment on social status and class divides.
Mostly a romantic drama, but has its comedic moments.
On the negative side, feels a bit formulaic. Also not as deeply emotional, or complex as some of Hughes other 80s movies. Plus, some of the characters were felt unrealistic and contrived. Jon Cryer's character was particularly annoying.
Good performance by Molly Ringwald, a regular in John Hughes movies, in the lead role. As mentioned, Jon Cryer is annoying. Good support from Harry Dean Stanton, Andrew MacCarthy, James Spader and Annie Potts.
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