A poster-girl for individualism, Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) "has something'' that the rich, popular boys at her high school can't help but notice. Trouble is she's from the wrong side of town and doesn't wear shoulder pads and Farrah Fawcett hair. She works (in a cool record store), takes care of her grieving head-in-the-sand Dad (Harry Dean Stanton all soft and cuddly), is an academic achiever and makes her own clothes. She has more style in one strand of her red hair than any of her bored, entitled, alcohol-fuelled peers. Except for her best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer, oh why why why Two And A Half Men) who sticks with smooth 50s style in this oh-so 80s world. A glossy James Spader makes such an effective bad boy. Andrew McCarthy is so pretty but has such distracting mannerisms. The music and fashion is tooth-gratingly dated, but the Cinderella theme with its haves and have-nots morality delivers another John Hughes corker.
What I enjoyed about this film was Molly Ringwald's character. Daring, not afraid to be different and with a creative streak.
The prom dress was a disappointment - I thought with her "sewing skills" and time spent it was going to look awesome but it was loose and just unattractive.
The movie is a tad predictable but overall worth a look.
Was very excited to see this but was let down. It was not good but not bad. Great soundtrack.
Great generational piece for Molly, John and Andrew. The fashions make me cringe that my mother dressed me similarly as a little kid!... Big hair, shoulder pads! Great to see again!
Anyone who was a child of the 80's will love this movie, the music, the hair and especially the fashion - James Spader and Andrew McCarthy are so gorgeous. Not to mention Jon Cryer who is popular again in two and a half men.
I liked Molly Ringwald movies back in the Eighties, and they're still enjoyable to watch today. There should be more movies like this around today. It makes for a refreshing change from all the horror and violent films that are out there.