Ringwald has an inner strength about her that makes Andie so resilient even when she is crying her eyes out.
If you were a teenager in the 1980s, there is no doubt you were in some way influenced by writer/director John Hughes. He wrote and sometimes directed hit movie after hit movie, dealing with those awkward high school years when one is trying to discover who they are and how they fit into this world. More often than not he tackled the topic of teenage romance and the hormones that complicated those relationships. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Some Kind of Wonderful were some of his films whose themes are still as relevant today as they were when they were first released. It is no wonder then, that Paramount Pictures chose Pretty In Pink as part of their Paramount Presents Collection.
Andie (Molly Ringwald; Riverdale) is a high school senior but lives “on the wrong side of the tracks”. Duckie (Jon Cryer; Two and a Half Men) has been her friend for years while harboring a secret crush on her. They are two of the poor, oddballs of their high school with a unique fashion sense. Andie’s dad (Harry Dean Stanton; Alien) hasn’t really worked since his wife left him and Andie so Andie is more of the adult in the house. — More