A very welcome reissue in DVD format. Another "right of passage" film from the John Hughes stable, with a Romeo and Juliet slant. Molly Ringwald is perfectly cast, again, as Andie, a misfit high school student, who is facing convention and prejudice in the face. Also stars a very young James Spader (Stargate SG1 film fame) who has improved with age. Andie falls for Blain,"that's not a name it's a food mixer" played by Andrew McCarthy - another stalwart of late 80s brat-pack movies. Blain comes from the right side of the tracks, where as Andie is not so comfortably off and has her own quirky fashion style, who is into vintage clothes before it came fashionable this season. Andie has another suitor "Duckie" who is similarly unconventional, whose efforts to win Andie's affections are not subtle and he acts like a lovesick teenager.
A splendid feelgood movie with a soundtrack that will send you straight back to the "alternative 80s" when I was young - The Smiths, OMD (maybe not so alternative), New Order and of course the wonderful Psychedelic Furs "Pretty in Pink" whose lyrics do not match the film's plot but who cares - it's a cracking song!