Saturday, September 10, 2011
Screen Gem Saturdays: Sixteen Candles
Once again, it's back to the 80s with one of my favorite John Hughes movies, "Sixteen Candles." Despite some of the politically incorrect humor (who could forget Long Duck Dong?), this 1984 movie still stands out as the perfect antidote to High School Geekdom. Ever felt like you didn't fit in during your teen years? Did girls/boys ignore you like the plague? Get your revenge by hitching your wagon to Anthony Michael Hall in this movie as he turns the tables on what you'd usually expect to be the outcome of an awkward teen.
Watch as Molly Ringwald lands the class stud and geek supreme Anthony Michael Hall scores with the hottest chick this side of...well, whatever side you can come up with.
Michael Schoeffling played Jake, Sammy's (Molly Ringwald) obsession...the one that culminates in the sweet ending of Sammy finally celebrating her birthday and getting to blow out the candles.
Oh how I wish I had some photos of the grandparents from this movie. For me, every scene with them is gold; especially the one with the two grandmothers in the kitchen with the increasingly long cigarette ash dangling menacingly close over the skillet.
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