'Ferris' may be my favourite but 'Pretty in Pink' is the quintessential Hughes' film. There is a certain universality in story that transcends time period, gender or status and lets us identify with the character of our choosing. Ringwald, Cryer and Spader are all great here but its a sexy, vibrant Annie Potts who almost steals the entire endeavour. The desperation of 'Try a Little Tenderness' is a heartbreaker.
Molly Ringwalds mouth was a movie on it's own. Inexplicably in love with a guy after an exchange of glances having had around 1 single conversation together; but I guess teenagers have fallen in love over less. Overall, a pretty good film with some pretty questionable outfits (though the final prom dress was perhaps the most boring)
Pretty in Pink was written by John Hughes and, despite not having his presence in the directing, is a film that, because it is so close to his style and his language, is often credited to him on that field, something that is really wrong, yes, but not totally misplaced.
This is not just a mistake, a simple exchange of names between one better known director than the other, even because Howard Deutch seems to...