'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)
Finally saw this classic from the 80s. Had heard so much about it and I must say it's really good! The script, dialogue and performances are above the average for an 80s teenage romcom. Molly Ringwald shines as the main character and outsider of college. But she and Duckie are not ashamed of what they are, they're proud, and that's great. Amazingly simple and yet so touching and emotional. Great film! 4,5*