Sixteen Candles

January 18, 2015

I'm pretty sure not everyone knows this movie, specially in this day and age.  Maybe some would remember or say it's familiar because Olive (Emma Stone in Easy A) mentioned it during her webcast in the movie.

After having watched Easy A 2 years ago, I made a promise to myself to watch all those John Hughes films mentioned and try to decipher where the hell chivalry went. :) Sounds bitter? I believe I was back then. Anyway, Sixteen Candles was the second movie out of the 4 that I was able to watch (of course, The Breakfast Club had to be the first!) and it was my favorite!

Why my favorite?

The leading lady, Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), wasn't the prettiest of fairest of them all, BUT she was a perfect picture of a 16 year old just wanting to experience a normal teenage life. She represents all those teenage angst you have built up all inside, then when you get older you realize what a cliche you were. :D

The story was just feel good! It was a typical American teen movie, but the 80's feel just made it a whole lot cheesier and nice :) Or maybe I just have a thing for watching old teeny bopper movies.
The best reason out of all reasons is leading man, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling).  The Jake Ryan character became like a benchmark for all leading men and real men during that time. I can't put into words how "perfect" he is, so just see for yourself!
PLUS, there's another unexpected treat in this movie... John Cusack in his younger years!
Young John Cusack before he held that boom box in Say Anything
Sixteen Candles is just another typical teen movie. There is nothing really spectacular about it, but the characters and the story just makes you feel good and remember yesteryears.

The long weekend is not yet over. I strongly suggest that you go and download this movie for a feel good day!

*Credits to all the Photo and Gif owners*

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