Sixteen Candles: Laserdisc summary
It's Samantha Baker's Sweet Sixteen and no one in her entire family remembers the important occasion. John Hughes, the writer of National Lampoon's Vacation shows how coming-of-age can be full of surprises in this warm-hearted and hysterically funny teenage comedy starring 16-year-old Molly Ringwald.
She's your average teen, enduring creepy freshman, a spoiled older sister who's getting married tomorrow (and hogging all the attention), confused parents, unfeeling grandparents who make jokes about her flat chest, and the Big Blonde on Campus who's standing in the way of romantic bliss with the boy of her dreams. But wait...there's still the school dance, and the day isn't over yet. Can she hang in without a corsage and still get a goodnight kiss?
This on-target look at the sometimes humorous trials of growing up as an American adolescent features outstanding performances from Paul Dooley, Emmy winner Blanche Baker, and Academy Award nominee Justin Henry. To ice the music fan's cake, there's a rocking score by today's top performers. With all this going for it, it's no wonder Sixteen Candles is the comedy America is celebrating.
This summary is from the MCA Home Video Laserdisc back jacket.
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