Directed by Howard Deutch
With Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts
Rated PG-13, 96 minutes, DCP
Released during peak Brat Pack, Pretty in Pink has John Hughes' fingerprints all over it: There’s a synth soundtrack, Chicago suburbs (despite being shot in Los Angeles), teens from the wrong side of the tracks, teens from the right side of the tracks, Shakespearian misunderstandings, a big dance, and a happy ending (even for Duckie). Now 30 years later, Pretty in Pink serves as a time capsule for the Reagan-era high school experience, or at least Hollywood’s approximation of it. Here, Andie (Molly Ringwald) navigates a love triangle between Duckie (Jon Cryer) and Blane (Andrew McCarthy) via the wisdom of record store coworker (Annie Potts).Free for Notre Dame students.
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema