How old does that make you feel?
Yeah, this month, thirty years ago, Pretty in Pink premiered.
Of all the John Hughes films, Pretty in Pink is my favorite. And not just because of James Spader’s portrayl of Steff:
It also has one of my favorite movie lines in history.
You probably are well aware that the movie originally ended with Andie dancing with Duckie “Heroes” by David Bowie. But the test audiences thought that was a no-go. So Blaine got the girl.
But let’s face it, Molly Ringwald shouldn’t have ended up with either of them. They are both kinda creepy and stalkery. I mean, Duckie drives (bikes) by her house and just sits out there. He’s obsessed with her. And then there was the whole library computer thing with Blane:
I don’t care how cute you are, Andrew McCarthy, cyberstalking (although not a thing in ’86) ain’t cool.
Plus, isn’t Duckie gay?
Whatever, I love the movie and the ending, as silly as it is, always gets me. OMD forever!