sixteen candles

Ha! Sixteen Candles is on (edited for) TV right now. I almost wrote that Pretty in Pink was on and then I realized, oops, wrong movie. 🙂

Farmer Ted is in the midst of trying to get Molly Ringwald’s attention, and they are sitting in that car in the garage. And I’m looking at her thinking, “Whoa, she’s supposed to be 16?” She really doesn’t look it. It’s amazing how you can look back at an old movie and see things that are completely unbelievable that would have passed 20 years ago. That blondie girl in the purple dress who plays Jake Ryan’s girlfriend? She looks about 40. Jake Ryan 18? Hardly. I’m thinking at least 23 for him. I think Anthony Michael Hall just hadn’t hit puberty at this point or something. He’s so tiny! Farmer Ted and his buddies can pass as 16.

“Oh, sexy girlfriend! Bonsai!”

One Response to “sixteen candles”

  1. megan Says:

    This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It got even better as I got older and understood so many more of the jokes. I desperately wanted to be Molly Ringwald when I was younger. I think I can safely say that Jake Ryan was my first movie crush, and has remained so for several years.

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