Pretty in Pink Synopsis
Rich teen (Andrew McCarthy) asks an unpopular one (Molly Ringwald) to senior prom.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The movie made me so happy, and here I am back on the subway with Nerdo, and there's this jerk across the aisle who's like ancient, 30 at...
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80

Los Angeles Times

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Delightful... The film is buoyed by a captivating performance by Ringwald, who has an unerring ability to share her character's emotions...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Although it is not a great movie, it contains some moments when the audience is likely to think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Very high on my list of good movie titles, has fascinating deep tones, surprising poignancy, and tendor humor for a movie aimed at teenage...
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70

Variety

A rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.
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70

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Fortunately, the actors are mostly likable, and the story is told gently enough to downplay both its trendiness and its conventionality.
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70

Time

By Richard Corliss
Blane's snooty friend Steff (Spader) could be a tired stereotype, but with his all-year tan, his hip-blase voice and hs view of high school...
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60

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
I got my first date because of this movie so you won't see me giving it any less than three stars.
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60

TV Guide

While the script contains trite and unbelievable dialogue, the superbly convincing performances make up for these faults.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What we have here is a much less radical movie than writer Hughes probably believes he has created. Yes, he's given us an individualistic...
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good

By purelikegold
such a classic 80s movie, it was great seeing it on the big screen again...

Pretty in Pink review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

classic 80s teen movie... with an ugly pink dress

By poohbear19
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Pretty in Pink

By passthepopcornplease
Classic 80's movie that will make you feel that teenage angst all over again! Great "wrong side of the tracks" love story will the 80's punk element. The kissing scenes are pretty great too!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Coarse Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Dated, but still fun for teens.
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