Stranger Origins: Pretty in Pink (1986)
Director:
John Hughes
Actors:
Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8pm

See a trailer here.
Last time on Stranger Origins, we focused on how Stranger Things uses tropes from 80s movies about boyhood friendships like STAND BY ME. This time, we’re moving on to some teen angst with John Hughes’ 1986 classic PRETTY IN PINK!

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

See the rest of our Stranger Origins series here

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