Movie Mondays: Pretty in Pink
Sometimes when you’re feeling blue, the best remedy is a smart, romantic teen drama- ? la John Hughes. Pretty in Pink stars Molly Ringwald (duh!) as Andie, a smart cookie with plenty of style too. Way too much of an individual to fit in at her high school.
She works at a record shop and spends most of her time with her childhood best friend, a charismatic and rather obnoxious young fellow who goes by the name “Duckie.” Duckie happens to be in love with Andie, but she’s too busy dreaming in her own little world to pay much attention to her doting friend.
While working at a record shop, Andie begins a flirtation with Blane, a charming rich kid from her school. Conflicted as to whether or not she could hit it off with someone from the other side of the tracks, she continues to make waves with Blane’s friends, while simultaneously hoping he will ask her to prom.
Ah, remember the days of waiting by the phone for your crush to call? Wishing to be your own person, but worrying what others might think? It’s terribly fun watching Andie go through all of these outsider-high school feelings that I remember, and falling in love along the way. A perfect movie for a Valentine’s Day evening at home!