Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink (1986)

“I mean, if you wanna make the choice, go ahead. Make it.”

So, I finally sat down and watched Pretty in Pink, the middle leg in the John Hughes’ “Dorky Girl Fantasies” trilogy. I really don’t have a lot to say about it. Its a perfectly okay little story that isn’t very logical and doesn’t seem particularly worthy of being told, but is just fine for what it is.

Jon Cryer’s Duckie is definitely the most interesting character in the movie, (though could probably to stand see a movie about Iona (Annie Potts). However, I can also see why test screenings resulted in the ending being changed so that Andie (Molly Ringwald) winds up reuniting with the shallow, (but charismatically acted by Andrew McCarthy), Blane.

It’s a nice movie, a couple funny gags, a little bit of romance, and a whole lot of delightfully self-aware 80s-ism spilling all over the place. Is my life any more complete now that I’ve seen it? No, but I didn’t dis-like the movie. Out of consideration to its place in the broader John Hughes cannon, I’ll say that it’s Worth Seeing.

[Pretty in Pink (1986) – Director: Howard Deutch – Rated PG-13]

OM|ED Rating: Worth Seeing