Sixteen Candles details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Paul Dooley, Blanche Baker, Michael Schoeffling|
|Genres:||Comedy, Romance, Teen|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jan 2013|
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enjoyable fantasyBy a customer from london , 06 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]comic fairytale of a girls overlooked sixteenth birthday.
under the shadow of her elder sisters wedding molly ringwalds all important aniversary is forgotten by her family.
she is taken up by lack of magical cheast growth and her love for school hunk jake.
lets just say i wish my life had ever worked out quite like sixteen candles but this is still a highly enjyable flick, don't take it to seriously though.
watch out for anthony michael hall as the geek and john cusack as one of his mates ( lovin the homoerotisism there).
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Good but not Hughes' bestBy Nicholas Bestwick from South West, UK , 23 Apr 2009Great 80s film from the then unstoppable John Hughes. Good fun but not as classic as Ferris or Planes, trains. Nice early John Cussak appearance.
Blown outBy Stephen from North Cornelly, South Wales , 07 Feb 2009If are interested in who Malcolm in the Middles parents are or what happened in the period twenty years before The Wonder Years then look no further. I am still wondering how this one ended up on my Rental Queue.
I fell asleep.
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Sixteen Candles - Hughes ClassicBy a customer from London , 15 Nov 2008If you love 80's teen movies, then John Hughes is your man. He pretty much rules the roost is this much maligned genre, often dismissed as kids films or even chick-flicks, and OK, Sixteen Candles aint no Citizen Kane, but its a hellulvah lot more fun.
A supercute (i've got a thing for redheads, what can i say) Molly Ringwald stars as Sam Baker, whose family totally forgets it's her 16th birthday, as they are all wrapped up in her older sisters wedding. What follows is your usual teen-flick gubbins, throw in a end of year dance, an unrequited roamnce, and annoying younger brother, a few high school geeks, and the mother of all house parties, and you can pretty much guess what's going to happen. But as always with John Hughes, the script crackles with witty one liners, throwaway asides, and plenty of talking to the fourth wall, and the direction is spot on, eliciting great performances from (most) of the young actors involved. Check out Anthony Michael Hall as the super loser geek, and John & Joan Cusack popping up in smaller cameo roles, but the film belongs to Ringwald, who cements her position in the Brat Pack before the whole thing even began.
Sure the film isn't perfect, but if you're feeling a little hungover, or down and low, this film is sure to bring a smile to your weary face. There is some wooden acting here and there, the premise gets a little stretched at time, and there is a little unnecessary and gratuitous nudity, but this film deserves its rightful place in the John Hughes teen-canon alongside Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Buellers Day Off.
Feel Good 80's Teen MovieBy Rachel Bassett from Gosport, England , 30 Oct 2008If you like Molly Ringwald and classic 80's teen movies you'll love this. The storyline is a little similar to Pretty in Pink but great teen movie none the less.
perfect sunday morning viewingBy juicylucy (25 reviews) from Hull , 05 Aug 2008i loved the eighties and this movie is pure style with molly at her best..not one for the boys but a girlie morning, your rug and your mug of tea..its just about perfect