Sixteen Candles Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for Sixteen Candles the Movie

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Over a decade after hitting the theatres, "Sixteen Candles" is still popular--reaching near cult status among generation X-ers. Hilarious comedy of errors features the pouty Ringwald as an awkard teen who's been dreaming of her 16th birthday. But the rush of her sister's wedding causes everyone to forget, turning her birthday into her worst nightmare. Hughes may not be critically acclaimed, but his movies are so popular they nearly take on a life of their own. Ringwald and Hall are especially charming as the angst-ridden teens, encountering one trauma after another. Great soundtrack includes the title song by The Stray Cats.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Teen Angst, Family Ties, Hell High School, Wedding Bells, Birthdays, Grandparents, Teen Romance, Buses, High School
John Hughes
Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland (Haylie) Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews, Carole Cook, Max (Casey Adams) Showalter, Liane (Alexandra) Curtis, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jami Gertz, Cinnamon Idles, Zelda Rubinstein, Billie Bird
Bobby Byrne
John Hughes
Ira Newborn
Hilton A. Green, Mark Huffam

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