Movies: Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Comedy
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 Rated PG .
 
Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Molly Ringwald
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Directed by: John Hughes
Written by: John Hughes
Running time: 1hr 33min
Opens: Jan 01, 1984
Theaters for 04/17/13