Sixteen Candles

On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. 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). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid.~ Brian J. Dillard, All Movie Guide

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • John Hughes

Cast:

  • Molly Ringwald
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • John Cusack

Writer:

  • John Hughes

Producers:

  • Hilton A. Green
  • Michelle Manning
  • Ned Tanen
  • Sean Daniel

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