Kicking off what I’ve recently decided to be 80’s Week, Pretty In Pink is today’s movie. I know what you’re thinking: 80’s week – we will be seeing far too much Molly Ringwald this week. Yes. Yes we will. But that’s okay. Even though she’s in this movie, we are pretty much ignoring her entirely to focus on Duckie, anyway. Pretty In Pink is cute, funny, and as with most Molly Ringwald films, captures the emotions and irrationality of a teenage girl. If you haven’t seen this film and don’t want to read the SPOILER I’m about to rant about, skip this and head on down to the “Two reasons to watch this film” section. I read somewhere that the ending is different in the film than in the original script. I’m not sure if that’s true, but if it is, it really irritates me. Blane has the dullest personality. He isn’t exciting, or much of anything, really. He’s just dull. Duckie is caring, passionate and hilarious. The filmmakers supposedly had her end up with Blane because he was the “dream” guy, and because Duckie wasn’t cool or popular. I was so mad when I found that out. All throughout the movie I thought Duckie was the greatest thing, and then at the end it all just sort of…ends. It’s very blah, and very uneventful and kind of expected. I was disappointed. I love this movie, up until the end.
Two reasons to watch this film:
Baby Jon Cryer plays one of the cutest nerds.
I was not a fan of Jon Cryer until I saw this movie. He plays Duckie, who is absolutely hilarious, and provides pretty much all of the comedy in the movie. He’s hopeful throughout the entire film, and shows such passion and heart. Duckie is my favorite part about this movie.