The film was adapted into a novel written by H. B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfield, released in 1986. [6] AllMusic rated it four stars out of five. It turns out that audiences weren’t into the idea, despite Duckie’s infatuation with Andie and their give-and-take — because they wanted her to end up with the hot guy, Blane (Andrew McCarthy). It's written rather simply, and is very similar to the many other teenage adaptations (like the Sweet Valley high … Home; Blog; Past Projects; About Me; Contact; Laundry…the never ending story. Pretty In Pink is one of the quintessential teen movies, and it’s definitely tied with The Breakfast Club as my favorite John Hughes movie. I don't think he was the best at romance, and since this is a love story at its core, that's a slight issue. tunefind. After another argument with Duckie, Andie and Blane walk out of the club. Although John Hughes has presented us with some of the eighties most classic movies, Pretty in Pink has aged worse than many of his other movies and I cannot pin point why. Andrew McCarthy had already lost a substantial amount of weight and shaved his head for a new role in a New York play called "The Boys of Winter." Feedback × Depart a Remark Share × Fb Copy to clipboard information A Controversial Pretty In Pink Alternate Ending Made Preview Audiences Boo Sean O’Connell Jun. Jon Cryer may be … “A test screening of teenagers who were watching and loving 'Pretty In Pink' actually booed when they saw the ending where Andie and Duckie end up together,” says Gora. It is time for Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts…and we also have a new release to share with you. Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American teen romantic comedy film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s. Read, review and discuss the entire Pretty In Pink movie script by John Hughes on Scripts.com Andie calls Blane a liar and tells him that he is ashamed of being seen with her because he knows his rich friends will not approve. Siskel, Gene (February 28, 1986). The first track, "If You Leave", by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, was written in 1985 in specifically for the film. Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American teen romantic comedy film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s. There is, however, a deep streak of small-c conservatism, and a commitment to retreating to traditional values and mores as the way things ought to be. Pretty In Pink is one of the quintessential teen movies, and it’s definitely tied with The Breakfast Club as my favorite John Hughes movie. In school, Duckie and Andie, along with their friends, are harassed and bullied by the arrogant "richie" kids, specifically Benny Hanson and her boyfriend Steff McKee, who finds Andie attractive and secretively resents having been rejected by her. What Makes You So Different? " They reconcile and walk into the ballroom hand in hand. Pretty in Pink director reveals Molly Ringwald's most memorable line was almost cut from the film. Blane is not Just that Rich boy by Snow's Return reviews. When asked about the prom, he claims that he had already asked somebody else but had forgotten. Originally, Pretty In Pink ended … Directed by Howard Deutch. Next. What's It Going to Be • Maggie Lee. "The John Hughes magic missing in 'Pretty In Pink'". But sometimes you hurt the ones you love the most. Ending / spoiler for Pretty in Pink (1986), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father Jack in a Chicago suburb. There may not be - in fact, there is almost certainly not - a political motivation to this. He's the wealthy heart-throb who asks her to the prom. Product details Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1 Andie tells Blane that she wants to go home, but refuses to let him bring her there, admitting that she doesn't want him to see where she lives. "I have some … Line was only put back when the head of Paramount noticed its absence in an early cut of the film This ending was tacked on after the original tested badly with preview audiences. Menu. I think the lyrics from this song were actually inspired by Martin Amis's style of writing in his early novels like Money and the Rachel Papers. Sep 13, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by DoYouRemember. Oh my gosh..how adorable are these Laundry Cats? Duckie concedes that Blane is not like the other rich kids at school and advises Andie to go after him, joking that he will never take her to another prom if she does not. As with previous films by John Hughes, Pretty in Pink featured a soundtrack composed mostly of new wave music. As a drunk Steff begins mocking the couple, Blane confronts him and finally realizes that Steff resents Andie because she had turned down his advances. Andie goes to Iona, upset about what happened, and asks for Iona's old prom dress. [12][13] John Hughes was always unhappy with the new ending, which led to a falling out with director Howard Deutch. [27], The album was listed on the "Best Movie Soundtracks: The 15 Film Music Compilations That'll Change Your Life" list in The Huffington Post[5] and "The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time" list in Rolling Stone. Pretty In Pink was another classic romantic teen comedy by John Hughes. [15], Rotten Tomatoes reported as of July 2020 that 75% of 52 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review, with an average rating of 6.36/10. The site's consensus reads: "Molly Ringwald gives an outstanding performance in this sweet, intelligent teen comedy that takes an ancient premise and injects it with insight and wit. The book was written before the last scene was changed, so it has the original ending in which Andie winds up with Duckie instead of Blane. When all seems lost, the lovestruck Duckie turns up for Andie at the prom in the often-seen Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "If You Leave" became an international hit and charted at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1986. But that changed when Jon Cryer was cast. [7], Ringwald lobbied for the producers to cast Robert Downey Jr. as Duckie but agrees that casting Cryer made sense in light of the film's revised ending.[8]. These lines? She eventually allows him to drop her off and he asks her to the prom and they share their first kiss. Discover (and save!) The stuff about cars colliding makes sense in this context. The film also includes Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness", to which Duckie lip-synchs in the film, the Association's "Cherish" and Talk Back's "Rudy". Goldstein, Patrick (February 28, 1986). *I still loved the movie though 28 February 1986; 23 songs ; Follow. Andie catches up with Blane in the parking lot and they kiss. Paramount executives were also apprehensive about the original ending, worried that the film might be perceived as classist and as suggesting that wealthy people and poor people should not interact. JON CRYER’S CASTING LED TO A CHANGE IN THE ENDING. The film was named after a song by the Psychedelic Furs, and the film's soundtrack, which has been acclaimed as among the most brilliant in modern cinema, features a re-recordedversio… Add time. Showing all 5 items Jump to: Summaries (4) Synopsis (1) Summaries. Sixteen Candles [Blu-ray] Molly Ringwald. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Revisited", "Various - Pretty In Pink (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pretty_in_Pink&oldid=992705902, Films with screenplays by John Hughes (filmmaker), Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 18:02. A cult classic, it is commonly identified as a "Brat Pack" film. Movie-canon, Andy/Blane . "[19] Pauline Kael of The New Yorker wrote that Ringwald "carries the movie, though she has nothing particularly arresting to do or say," and called the film "slight and vapid, with the consistency of watery Jello. Jack breaks down, revealing that he is still bitter and depressed about his wife having left him. However, they begin to argue because Jack has been lying about going to a full-time job. Add time. Although he wore an auburn wig, he's noticeably more gaunt in the reshot scenes. 4.8 out of 5 stars 3,576. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Add scene. Blane brings Andie to Steff's house party, where Andie is mistreated by the rich partygoers. With Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts. Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good" appears on the soundtrack in a version by former Three Dog Night vocalist Danny Hutton's band, Danny Hutton Hitters. Turns out that the onscreen chemistry wasn’t all … Pretty In Pink is a great film, and the book isn't too bad either. Pursuit • Winston Sharples. The soundtrack was released on vinyl by A&M Records in 1986. Pretty in Pink • The Psychedelic Furs. Ending / spoiler for Pretty in Pink (1986), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Pretty in Pink [Blu-ray] Molly Ringwald. "[21] Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times called the film "delightful," adding that "what makes 'Pretty in Pink' such a satisfying, big-hearted film isn't its creaky story line or its somewhat unconvincing conclusion, but the way it lets us watch kids through their own eyes, exploring feelings instead of making caricatures of them. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . But that's not the ending that Pretty in Pink demands, particularly since there's no trace of the idea that this is a bad thing for Andie.