Poor Andie (Ringwald) is, well, poor – a gal from the wrong side of the tracks who wears funky clothes, hangs around with quirky guy Duckie (Jon Cryer) and is viewed as one of the social outcasts by the rich kids at school. So it’s probably not a good idea for her to fall for super-rich boy Blane (McCarthy) then, is it?
Written by John Hughes, the man behind other eighties teen movies Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink is a pure slice of teen angst as our feisty heroine decides she will go to the prom, even if it means cutting up a perfectly decent old prom dress and turning it into something far less appealing.
But will she choose Blane or the ever-faithful Duckie for that slow dance? Female viewers may be disappointed by her choice, but the mid-eighties soundtrack (Psychedelic Furs, OMD etc) and enjoyable performances are enough to keep everyone entertained until the end credits. Terrific stuff.
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