Written August 23, 2009
This movie opened 1 day after my 5th birthday and it was as relevant then as it was when I fell in love with the movie in high school and is still just as relevant today. Takes a great look at the social dynamic of high school and was another great notch in the John Hughes / Molly Ringwald belt of domination in the 80's.
Written June 01, 2016
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Written August 06, 2008
(cont.) Even though the movie shoots for the redeeming elements of these characters, I took issue with how the movie pretty much made you view these people from the beginning in the way that the film heightened their quirky personalities, and then, naturally, sought to make a revelation in the last third by "humanizing" them to us their pressures, their pains, the misunderstood nature in the type-casting (a brain, a jock, a recluse, a princess, and a criminal) of the teens of a budding generation. and the way the quirks are used for comedic purposes throughout the film made them feel unnatural to me and to the characters themselves (a kind of exploitation or theatrically contrived). And ultimately, I didn't feel like that was the only way to laugh with and feel for these characters. Just leave me with the last 30 min - the good stuff, the clever ears for dialogue, the meaningful connections through personal struggle, and a dance sequence of a generation. (3.75/5 stars)
Written November 18, 2007
This movie is great and even better to seen on the big screen!
Written August 13, 2007
what an excellent john hughes movies putting all the high schools cliches in 1 room and look at the product