Sixteen Candles


(out of 5)

While The Breakfast Club is the most intelligent and probing of John Hughes’s teen-themed movies, Sixteen Candles is the funniest.  plays a, what else, blissfully normal teenager whose sixteenth birthday happens on the weekend of her sister’s wedding, thus prompting her family to completely forget and overshadow her the whole day. At school she’s trying to get noticed by the cute boy () while ignoring the advances of the class geek ().  Things all get pushed along by wild parties, family gatherings and one heck of a night on the town until the adorable conclusion, all of it kept bouncy by hysterical dialogue and memorable characters. The downsides are, as is typical with movies made in the period, offensive racial stereotyping, but otherwise the movie’s a keeper.

USA, 1984

Directed by

Screenplay by John Hughes

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

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