"Pretty In Pink" is considered by many to be one of the best teen films of the 1980's, thanks to an excellent script by John Hughes, first-rate direction by Howard Deutch & brilliant performances by the cast. Molly Ringwald shines in her role as Andie & Jon Cryer (Duckie) is brilliant as her best friend & secret love.
The film looks at the relationships & emotions between several charcters & the social barriers they must confront. Andie (Molly Ringwald) lives with her unemployed father Jack (Harry Dean Stanton) in a poor neighbourhood. Life has been difficult since Andie's mother left them. Andie's best friend, Duckie (Jon Cryer) is secretly in love with her. The plot intensifies when Andie meets & falls in love with rich kid, Blaine (Andrew McCarthy).
"Pretty In Pink" features a good soundtrack & one of the film's highlights is Jon Cryer lip-synching in the record store to Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness". The drama in the film is complemented by many comedic moments, look out for comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay in a small role as a bouncer.
"Pretty In Pink" is one of those films that captures your attention right from the word go & keeps you interested all the way through. It has all the elements of a good teen film, love triangles, proms, good music & of course Molly Ringwald. "Pretty In Pink" has now reached cult status & there are fans of this movie all around the world. If you haven't seen it, don't wait any longer, see this classic today.