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WTF Movies: Sixteen Candles

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John Hughes is an iconic movie director and writer. Sixteen Candles was his debut as a director. 

It was critically acclaimed, while I think that it is a solid movie. xtina11

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The main issue is movie's plot. There is no plot. At least I felt that way. jj3  We just see a bunch of teens hanging out in school, at party, at home... Typical teen problems and situations. Molly Ringwald plays her eternal role: an "unattractive" girl that gets a hot boy in the end.

 

The things in this movie are so shallow. Samantha (Molly Ringwald) is in love with  Jake Ryan who is popular, hot and has a girlfriend. One day, she did a sex quiz on a paper and that paper accidentally ends up in the hands of Jake instead of her best friend Randy. In that quiz, she revealed that "she is a virgin and is saving herself for Jake".

There is also a geeky freshman Ted who likes Samantha, but she doesn't like him. In school Jake asks  Ted about Samantha and later Ted  tells that to Samantha. Samantha is excited and she accepts everything without any doubt. Like hot guys fell in love with her all the time. eve1 

 

Later, at a party in Jake's house, Jake tells that Ted that he is tired of partying and shallow girls. He wants a serious girl now. jj3 Apparently, he "became" smarter, wiser and serious. Oh and at the same time he asks geeky freshman to take his drunk girlfriend Caroline home with his car. Ted doesn't even know how to drive. orly1 

 

Next day, Caroline wakes up in Ted's arms in the car. They talk and share a kiss. orly1 Suddenly, a popular and shallow girl likes a geek. Nothing happened during the night, but she doesn't ask herself "Was I raped?" or whatever. She acted like this was just an another ordinary day.  jj3 

 

In the end of the movie, Jake appears in front of Samantha and later they share a kiss. This was their first true contact. moo3 The whole movie seemed pointless with many random characters. 



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12 hours ago, Tiny Little Bows said:

This movie is racist as hell honestly. 

Yeah, the Asian character was very controversial. jj3 IMO, it wasn't a big deal. It was comedy after all. eve1 

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15 hours ago, Tiny Little Bows said:

This movie is racist as hell honestly. Long Duk Dong would NEVER fly in 2017. laughcry1

ok tbh when people try and tell me Kimmy Schmidt is racist, I like to point them to the real racism that is Long Duk Dong awk1

Although I do still enjoy Sixteen Candles tay2 

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1 hour ago, TattooedHeart said:

ok tbh when people try and tell me Kimmy Schmidt is racist, I like to point them to the real racism that is Long Duk Dong awk1

Although I do still enjoy Sixteen Candles tay2 

The part with Jane Krakowski's character being a whitewashed Native American was...interesting dead1 

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I grew up watching the John Hughes movies of the 80's, having seen them all many times over the years. 16 Candles is still a favourite of mine.  Racial degradation was accepted as normal in movies back then, nowadays there is no way they would be able to make a film like this, comedy or not.

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