On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid.~Brian J. Dillard
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Celebrating Sixteen Candles: revisit Sixteen Candles in this 11-part documentary that features interviews with cast members and filmmakers discussing this quintessential coming-of-age comedy.
I wish they could make more movies like this honestly, because the movies nowadays, they lost that special touch and fun and outgoing feeling... its nothing but hookers or gangsters or cartels nowadays... superb movie and highly recommend...
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Classic 80’s nostalgia. Brings me back to the VHS days to the times when life seemed less aggressive and kinder. The world has changed so much since then. I can say it’s an escapism from the current insanity we are in right now
Such a fun movie. This is one of those movies you remember from the 80s. So much truth of what some family probably went through back in the 80s. The movie also looked great on Blu-ray. Plus the sound is perfect.
A great politically incorrect film and funny with heart. John Hughes couldn't make this film today. I'm Asian and Long Duk Dong made me laugh...get over your PC! Gedde Watanabe is also fine with the part as he gives an interview in the bonus section.