Sixteen Candles (1984)
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|A girl turning 16 likes another girl's guy and feels nobody cares about her birthday.|
"...filmmaker John Hughes offers moments of wit and warmth. David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Hall is very funny as the energetic adolescent pest and a good supporting cast includes the Cusack sibings John and Joan. Empire
"Molly Ringwald is radiant here as the eternal teen looking for love. Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"...a fresh and cheerful movie with a goofy sense of humor and a good ear for how teenagers talk. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...funny gags and excellent performances by Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. TV Guide
"Ringwald is engaging and credible. For the boys, there's a bright, funny performance by Anthony Michael Hall. Variety
Editor's NoteTeen angst abounds in this classic comedy written and directed by John Hughes. Samantha Baker's (Molly Ringwald) 16th birthday should be perfect and memorable. Unfortunately, her whole family is preoccupied with her sister's impending wedding and completely forgets Samantha's big day. To add insult to injury, the school geek (Anthony Michael Hall) won't stop hitting on her, she has to bring a foreign exchange student (Gedde Watanabe) with her to the school dance, her visiting grandparents have taken over her bedroom, and she's sure that the boy of her dreams (Michael Schoeffling) doesn't know that she exists. Hughes's script captures the range of teenage emotions, from embarrassment to peer pressure to the pangs of puppy love, with humor and honesty. Hall is memorable as the Geek, and Schoeffling is perfect as the boy of Sam's dreams. A young John Cusack makes his second feature-film appearance as the geek's friend, Bryce, while sister Joan Cusack appears as Geek Girl #1. Ringwald's reign as the queen of 1980s teen flicks began with this film, which was Hughes's directorial debut and the first in his stream of successful teen films (THE BREAKFAST CLUB, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF).
Cast & Crew
|Anthony Michael Hall|
|John Hughes - Director|
|Bobby Byrne - Director of Photography|
|Ira Newborn - Musical Score|
|Hilton A. Green - Producer|
|John Hughes - Screenplay|
|"C'mon, you know you're the one I wanna bug!"----the Geek (Anthony Michael Hall) to Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald)|
|"Nice manners, babe!"--the Geek to Randy (Liane Curtis)|
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The Greatest and Funniest Movie You Will Ever See!1/25/2003
Molly Ringwald shines in this hilarious movie of the 80's about the ups and downs in highschool life.. especially for Samantha (Ringwald) on her forgotton 16th birthday dealing with a dysfunctional family, a hot senior who doesnt even know her name, and her stalker--the king of the nerds (who ends up ...well you will see :). The 80's music is awesome and the other members of the "Brat Pack" will actually make you miss those days of giant hair and leggings with the little straps around your foot (ha).. SIXTEEN CANDELS IS THE BEST!!!! (and im not like a 40 year old remembering their glory days... im 15 so also if you like the movie Cant Hardly Wait.. its kinda like that!! And the asian exchange student... Long Duck Dong.. is soooooooo funny(especially the gong that plays every time his name is said)! BUY THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!!!!!