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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a fresh and cheerful movie with a goofy sense of humor and a good ear for how teenagers talk. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    The premise is ordinary, but the film is distinguished by funny gags and excellent performances by Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Screenwriter John Hughes, making his directing debut, is at his best when he empathizes with the sensitivity in the ugly-duckling Ringwald and Hall characters. [04 May 1984] show more

  • 50
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There are individual sequences alternately amusing and touching. [08 May 1984] show more

  • 50
    Empire

    Hall is very funny as the energetic adolescent pest and a good supporting cast includes the Cusack sibings John and Joan. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Molly Ringwald is radiant here as the eternal teen looking for love. show more

  • 70
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    The movie is cheerful and light, showcasing Mr. Hughes's knack for remembering all those aspects of middle-class American adolescent behavior that anyone else might want to forget. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Ringwald is engaging and credible. For the boys, there's a bright, funny performance by Anthony Michael Hall. show more

  • 30
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    Hughes invokes the classical unities of time, place, and plot symmetry, yet he trashes his careful structure every time he needs a gag - destroying the integrity of his characters, shattering the plausibility of his situations. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Along with the lapses of taste that have become standard in pictures aimed at teen audiences, filmmaker John Hughes offers moments of wit and warmth. show more

  • May 02, 2014 MyLadyAlexis
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    One the best summer romance movies of it's time. Luv Molly Ringwold.

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