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Howard Deutch United States, 1986

msmichel's rating of the film Pretty in Pink

'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.