Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink (1986)

John Hughes crafts an exemplary '80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 20, 2002
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79%
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82%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Molly Ringwald gives an outstanding performance in this sweet, intelligent teen comedy that takes an ancient premise and injects it with insight and wit.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.

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Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News

Its deceptively soft title is a mask for a fairly powerful and pointed commentary on social standards, class differences and facades.

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Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Deutch has no discernible style; the scenes march ahead with only one development per scene, much like the worst in American television.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pretty in Pink is an engaging movie about youthful concerns that never go out of fashion.

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Rick Lyman
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's way too hackneyed for John Hughes. He's already shown us that he knows better.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Pretty in Pink is a rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.

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People Magazine

Unfortunately she gets straitjacketed in her current movie by a script that settles for black-and-white pronouncements instead of the delicate shades of gray that Ringwald employs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A sweet coming-of-age story with an adorable sense of humor, an awesome soundtrack and some superb performances by Stanton, Cryer and Potts, and if the end may… More
Melvin White
Blane: You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you...… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
In typical John Hughes fashion, Pretty in Pink is nostalgic, beautifully-filmed, touchingly honest, and wonderfully enjoyable.
Manu Gino
Blane's a pretty cool guy. Andie's pretty in pink. And Ducky's pretty crazy. Very good movie! I love the 80's! Pretty in Pink is one of… More
Alice Shen
I had moderately high expectations for "Pretty In Pink" because I enjoyed John Hughes's (superior) "Sixteen Candles," and I was already… More
Jim Careter
Pretty in Pink is a good teen drama about wealth, poverty, and love. John Hughes wrote this movie and he does it with only the pure teen knowledge that made… More

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