Duckie Thursday, March 24, 2011

I can't believe this movie is 25 years old! Set in 1984, this coming-of-age story stars Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Mike Schoeffling, and Gedde Watanabe. With a supporting cast boasting the likes of a very young John Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Jami Gertz.

This film was also written and directing by the late, great John Hughes.

For Samantha "Sam" Baker (Molly Ringwald), turning 16 is hard enough. Her body is unfortunately still the same size, and the guy of her dreams doesn't even know she's alive. Add the fact her entire family has forgotten her birthday because of her older sister's, Ginny (Blanche Baker), wedding.

While at school, Sam tries to pass her friend a note is school. But instead it falls into the hand of her crush- Jake Ryan (Mike Schoeffling). He starts to notice her, and begins to rethink his popluar jock lifestyle and his popular prom queen girlfriend, Caroline (Haviland Morris).

When Sam gets home from her disappointing day of school and equally bummed out ride home on the bus, where she is hit on by The Geek (Anthony Michael Hall). She finds that her grandparents have invaded her home and taken over her room. One set bringing an exchange student, Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe)

Hoping to escape her family she attends the high school dance. Again The Geek tries to win her over, but instead winds up with her underwear. Watch the movie to find out what I mean.

While Sam nurses her bruise ego, The Geek, and his posse decide to crash the senior party at Jake's house. After the house is completely trashed, Jake asks The Geek to take his girlfriend home, having made his decision to pursue Sam. 

Duckie loves this movie. See just how've been warned about the excited rambling...

Check out this awesome retro trailer for Sixteen Candles, tell us what you think...


Julie said...

Love it! You all are doing a great job! Keep it up... :)

Duckie said...

thanks julie! it's been fun so far

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