Sixteen Candles (1984)

wgorbxondakwcciwjtepMay 1984   Ι   1h 33min   Ι   John Hughes

It’s Samantha’s 16th birthday but every person in her family seems to have forgotten. Samantha is very sad about this but is also frustrated that her body hasn’t become any different. The whole day goes very little as Samantha has hoped but before it ends she hopes she can be brave enough to introduce herself to her crush Jake, who might have a crush on her too.

That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else.” I really like this quote that occurs in the movie because it’s true. The main character Samantha is talking to her dad about how it hurts to have a crush who doesn’t notice you and that’s when her father tells her that. I just thought it was very accurate because crushes often break you, in smaller or bigger doses. Enough about crushes, let’s talk about the movie. I really enjoyed it. It was a fun teenage drama movie and it really showed how teenagers struggle with some issues during High School, with a touch of comedy and of course a bit exaggeration. It was very often entertaining and the change of environment made it less tedious.

Samantha wasn’t the happiest sheep in the barn which was a bit boring actually, because she became quite boring herself due to that. Jack didn’t really show any personality either and that’s what I really missed about the movie. Another thing that was slightly disappointing to me was the fact that Jack and Samantha barely said anything to each other throughout the whole movie. I would have liked their relationship to develop earlier on, because the ending became a little unrealistic. The romance was however very sweet and I really smiled when the movie ended. I was filled with romance!

My rating: 6,8/10 🎂

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