woensdag 23 december 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 165: Sixteen Candles

Director: John Hughes
Genre: Drama/ Comedy/ Romance
Runtime: 93 minutes
Year: 1984
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

Description: A young girl's (Molly Ringwald) "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Review: Samantha Baker only wants a few things for her sixteenth birthday: a big party, a car and a boyfriend. She gets nothing instead, because her parents completely forget about her birthday. This all because of her older sister’s wedding. Sam is about to have the worst day of her life, so she says.
“Sixteen Candles” is filled with all the teenage suffering. Small boobs, braces, parents that don’t understand you, first loves. The movie is pretty predictable. Don’t expect Oscar worthy performances or very original jokes.
Eventhough it’s not the most original film, “Sixteen Candles” is a teen comedy that I really enjoyed and an ultimate ‘80s film.

Rating: 3/ 5

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