Not worth the time. Jonathan Chapin as Jimmy Montrose. The character is borderline offensive, but Watanabe’s performances transcends that and elevates things to the level of genial farce. John Cusack as Bryce. As the girl, Molly Ringwald is natural and appealing, but she’s lost in a world of blunt, vicious caricatures. On top if that, the boy she has a major crush on doesn’t even seem to realize she exists. Molly Ringwald as Samantha.

A high school film just smart enough to be special and bad enough that it could be improved upon. They are charming, but only to a slight extent. Chris Weber Super Reviewer. But not even that expectation can justify the disappointment Sixteen Candles is. Not worth the time. Cinnamon Idles as Sara. Don’t be a smartass.

Elaine Wilkes as Tracy.

It is really good, and pretty solid, but not all of it has aged well. They are charming, but only to a slight extent. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

Cinnamon Idles as Sara. Had its cute moments, but made 1.

I’m giving this movie the benefit of the doubt though, because it is really hilarious, very sweet, and, as I said, a very influential film. May 5, Rating: Since this is John Hughes’ directorial debut, it’s understandable Sixteen Candles is far below the caliber of such brilliant and powerful classics as Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club.

A sweet and funny movie about two of the worst things that can vjdeobash to a girl on her sixteenth birthday. Jul 18, Full Review…. Dennis Vero as Bus Driver.


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Sly humour and an appreciative ear for the demotic improv of teenage chat completes an attractive package. Most of the the movie is cheerful and light, showcasing Mr. One of the best things about the late john Hughes is how well he understood youth. May 20, Rating: There are of course some stereotypes and archetypes, but only a small section of them are purely caricature- all of the rest, mainly the leads as played by Ringwald, Schoeffling, and Hall are well rounded and fleshed out characters who are more complex than they seem, and have far more to offer than what the surface shows.

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There’s also a darkly handsome high school heartbreak kid Michael Schoefflinga merciful brisk pace, some quick humor visual and verbal vifeobash, and a solid music track. Some of the material works marvelously well, but the stuff that doesn’t takes the movie down with it. Nice ma – videbash manners, babe? We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Characters are not as well developed as they usually are in Hughes’ best films, and some parts come off as simply ignoranteven mildly racist in relation to a Chinese exchange student.

The general themes and ideas and timeless, but the specific details are very much of their time, thus they are dated, but not in cand,es same sort of way that like a blaxploitation film is. Molly Ringwald as Samantha. As the girl, Molly Ringwald is natural and appealing, but she’s lost in a world of blunt, vicious caricatures.


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Marge Kotlisky as Irene. Don’t have an account? Sixteen Candles is only watchable when Ringwald is on screen. Frank Howard as Freshman. It superbly captures what it is like to be a teenager and have to deal all kinds of awful, embarrassing, and ridiculous crap.

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Significantly more mature than the teen raunch comedies that defined the era, Sixteen Candles is shot with compassion and clear respect for his characters and their hang-ups. Max Showalter as Fred. Carole Cook as Helen. Even worse, some total dork Anthony Michael Hall keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake Michael Schoeffling.

Empty characters typical of juvenile ‘s films. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policiesand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. More Top Movies Trailers. Jan 2, Rating: Candled in with Facebook. Jun 24, Full Review…. Movie Info On the candlez of her sister’s wedding, suburban teenager Samantha Molly Ringwald suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Edward Andrews as Videobxsh.

Michael Schoeffling as Jake.