Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles ★★★½

Out of the John Hughes directed movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club, this one is my least favorite. It still has that distinctive visual humor his films always have, it still has his random witty humor, but it's just not at the same level. Maybe it doesn't have that same 'important' feel his others have that I love so much.

There are still some lovely moments. The father-to-daughter talk near the end was great, I loved the main lead's numb walk around his trashed house and his line "What a waste." I loved that actor's acting all the way around, actually. Surprisingly subtle. Molly Ringwald is a joy as always, as is John Cusack's brief role.