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Pretty in Pink is 30: Here's what Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and the other stars look like now
The so-called high school classic has aged poorly, but Spader’s gleeful, authentic turn as a villainous cad keeps us coming back anyway. John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink turns 30 this month, and it has not aged well. Why does Molly Ringwald’s Andie pine so hard for Andrew.how
The iconic '80s movie Pretty in Pink turns 30 this spring which is obviously insane , and it's got everything you'd want from a classic John Hughes movie - preppy guys with absurd names Blane, Steff , school children with enormous fluffy hair, an excellent new-wave soundtrack, dysfunctional adults, home-made fashion and a really tense build-up to the prom. If you haven't seen it, go and watch it immediately, and if you have seen it, read on to find out what happened to all of those fresh faces Molly Ringwald. Played: Andie Walsh, the gal from the wrong side of the tracks who everyone wants to date. Rich girls hate her.
Pretty in Pink is a American romantic comedy film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the s. A cult classic ,   it is commonly identified as a " Brat Pack " film. It was directed by Howard Deutch , produced by Lauren Shuler Donner , and written by John Hughes , who also served as co-executive producer. It was named after the song by The Psychedelic Furs. The film's soundtrack has been rated as one of the best in modern cinema. High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father, Jack, in a Chicago suburb. Andie's best friend, Phil "Duckie" Dale, is in love with her, but is afraid to tell her how he truly feels.
And you thought your high school was cliquey? Caught in the middle are poor-girl Andie Molly Ringwald and rich-guy Blane Andrew McCarthy , who start a romance despite the disapproval of their peers — two memorable ones, in particular hint: one likes dancing in wingtip shoes, the other prefers chain-smoking in linen suits. Whether you saw it for the first time 30 years ago or 30 hours ago, here are 17 insider facts about "Pretty In Pink" that may surprise you! The role of Andie was written for Ringwald — but almost went to someone else. I had to do it. As a thank-you, he sent Ringwald a 4-foot-tall Gumby doll after getting cast. Ringwald wanted Robert Downey Jr.
McCarthy offers little more than ever-widening eyes; at least the cool banality of his performance in Less Than Zero made sense in that L. Lost Generation way, but Blane is a Wasp without a stinger. So why bother? You know the answer. James Spader.
It's a bonafide 80s classic. See what the cast of 'Pretty in Pink' is up to 27 years after one of their biggest movies hit theaters. Ringwald had previously been in the Hughes films 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Breakfast Club' and had made her screen debut on an episode of 'Diff'rent Strokes. Then : We were all pulling for Duckie to end up with Andie. But, alas, it wasn't to be for Jon Cryer's Otis Redding-loving character. The year-old married entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner in Elmo's Fire' and would go on to lead roles in 'Mannequin' and 'Weekend at Bernie's.
See the Cast of ‘Pretty in Pink’ Then and Now
'Pretty in Pink' turns 30: Here are 17 surprising facts about the '80s classic
Where did you get it: at the five and dime store? Against this backdrop of preppy attitudes, her outfits thriftstore-bought and patched together at home and her look Virginia Woolf meets early Madonna identify her as the rank outsider. When Andie reluctantly ends up at an upper-class house party , we see this fully played out. Wearing granny chic with a flower-patterned, faux-silk grey top over a violet undershirt and Margaret Thatcher hair, it takes a moment to realise that Andie has literally come dressed as the furniture. Linen suits with khakis in muted colours. Brogues with exposed ankles. Shirts unbuttoned to the navel.
Thirty years ago John Hughes released one of the best brat pack movies of all time. Pretty in Pink hit theaters in and starred none other than the '80s queen and king, Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy. Packed with teenage drama, terrible '80s hair, and one iconic pink prom dress , Pretty in Pink dove into the struggle of social classes and growing up in a low income home.
Robert Downey Jr. Sign in. Steff : C'mon, I'm talking about more than just sex here. Andie : No you're not. Steff : You know, I've been out with a lot of girls at this school. I don't see what makes you so different. Andie : Well, I have taste.