Sixteen Candles Movie Review Summary

Actors: Molly Ringwald

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Molly Ringwald plays a typical teen girl in Sixteen Candles. We first meet her on her 16th birthday and her family has totally forgotten it in the midst of her sister's wedding. Seeking comfort in friends at school, Jake Ryan the resident hot guy finds a note telling of her love for him. He being the more sophisticated senior to Molly's sophomore character, he tries to find more. On his quest to find more he meets a freshman Anthony Micheal Hall who is in love with Samantha and is willing to help Jake get her. Nothing really evolves untill the dance that night. After the dance Jake has a party, where he once again talks to the freshman who tells more and gives out Samanthas phone number. Jake goes to the house the next day, Sam isnt home so he meets her in the final scenes and he makes up for her family forgetting her birthday.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Marissa

Today is Samantha Baker's (Ringwald) sixteenth birthday, so everything should be special and different. But her sister is about to get married, and in all the excitement, Samantha's family forgets about her birthday! The day goes from bad to worse, as Samantha obsesses about Jake Ryan (Schoeffling), the most popular senior in the school, and has trouble avoiding the freshman geek (Hall) who is after her. Fortunately for Samantha, Mike is getting tired of his homecoming queen bombshell, Caroline (Morris); unfortunately, she has to babysit Chinese foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe), who has been living with her grandparents. This 1984 film is one of writer-director John Hughes's better teen stories -- sweet and hilarious, though some of the foreign student humor is a bit tasteless.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Samantha Baker is having a bad day. It's her sixteenth birthday, but her family forgets because the very next day is her sister's wedding. Sam also tries to get intimate with her crush, Jake Ryan, but constantly loses her nerve at the last minute.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Malone

Script Analysis of Sixteen Candles

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   wedding preparations Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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