Saturday, June 12, 2010

Choose Ducky, Stupid.

I just watched Pretty in Pink for the first time in 24 years. Molly Ringwald's prom dress remains the single, ugliest barf-bomb ever put on an actress in any film. Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) is the biggest puss of all time. Ducky (Jon Cryer) is a great character but he suddenly tells Andy (Ringwald) that Blaine is "not like the others" and is really a good guy. What the hell are you smoking, Ducky?  Blaine  is an ass from start to finish. Andy is stupid to end up with him. Stupid! Does anybody believe their relationship is going anywhere? I have a tension headache.

So, um, be sure to add it to your Netflix queue.

(Ducky fought James Spader to defend your honor, Andy. Where was your precious Blaine then, huh?)


Olivejenny said...

Yeah, I love that old crappy movie too.

susan said...

I was always a Ducky fan myself. That prom dress was yuk. I am reading her book. She says that she dressed like her characters in real life. Oh boy. I will have to look back though. I think she did say something about hating the dress.

Poor Spader was the 80's asshole.

The Mike said...

I had a Texas tie just like Ducky's. I had no idea he wore it in the film. My favourite character was the older friend who had her own apartment and dressed in Chinese silk. I haven't seen the movie in a very long time and have no plans to revisit it. I can't believe I liked those brat pack movies the first time around. Some of the music I still count as a guilty pleasure, though I don't think I could ever come to feel about the movies the same way.