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Sixteen Candles
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Directed By
John Hughes

Written By:
John Hughes

Cast:
Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews, Carole Cook, Max Showalter, Liane Curtis, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jami Gertz, Zelda Rubinstein, Billie Bird

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Sixteen Candles (1984)
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Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie
March 7th, 2007

Classic 80's

Probably the most risque of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie, this concerns a girl whose family has forgotten her birthday and she tries to survive this tragedy of the epic proportions by crushing on the hottest guy in school, Jake Ryan.
Anthony Michael Hall and his geek co-horts steal the movie by really giving the idea of geek a face that will last for decades. John and Joan Cusack show up in small parts (that water fountain scene with Joan is pure genius) that resonate.
It is a fun highschool comedy that tests the boundaries of what you can get away with when you have teens on screen.
Everything that came after was somewhat watered down, but 'Candles' burns bright.

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Jessica
Mar 7, 2007 4:35 PM
 
One of my favorite flicks :)

SHAYNE
Mar 7, 2007 9:14 PM
 
Classic 80's.
Jessica
Mar 8, 2007 8:21 PM
 
its no Breakfast Club or Weird Science but i still love it!
SHAYNE
Mar 8, 2007 8:40 PM
 
its no Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, or Wisdom, but everybody knows 16 Candles.
Tim
Mar 8, 2007 11:04 PM
 
Its no Mangler or Police Academy Mission to Moscow, or no Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death but its ok .......................
Jessica Film Junkie
Mar 9, 2007 2:22 AM
 
It's no St. Elmos....god I love Rob Lowe pretending to play the sax.



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