• Pretty in Pink (1986)

Pretty in Pink

Release Date: February 28th, 1986

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Cast: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Jim Haynie, Alexa Kenin

Director: Howard Deutch

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1980s, Growing up, Heartwarming, House, Father, Lighthearted, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Very high on my list of good movie titles, has fascinating deep tones, surprising poignancy, and tendor humor for a movie aimed at teenage audiences. [28 Feb 1986]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Although it is not a great movie, it contains some moments when the audience is likely to think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The movie made me so happy, and here I am back on the subway with Nerdo, and there's this jerk across the aisle who's like ancient, 30 at least, and he's got the nerve to look right into my see-through Madonna lace outfit. And he winks. Oh, barf- ola. show more

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