Pretty In Pink

Synopsis: Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Howard Deutch
Production: Paramount Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Daddy, it's 7.30!

Daddy, it's 7.30!

Daddy, wake up!

Morning, Daddy. Come on, wake up!

Wake up! Come on, wake up.

- There's your coffee right there.

- Where am I?

Here, I want you to drink this.

Then take a shower and get dressed.

Your clothes are there.

Then I want you to see the woman

about the job. Today. You promised.

I know. What would I do without

you nagging me all the time?

You really want me to answer that?

Yeah, I've been gettin' in kinda late

lately. We haven't had a chance to talk.

Don't worry about it.

There hasn't been a lot to say.

- Is everything all right with you?

- Yeah.

- Is school good?

- No, but it never is.

- Have you been asked to the prom?

- No. Not yet.

When was the last time

I told you how beautiful you are?

About yesterday.

- Turn around.

- What?

You know what. Let me see this outfit.

- Is this your latest creation?

- This is it.

My God, what did that cost you?

About $15 for the shoes, second-hand,

and I made the rest.


I was thinking maybe that

you could do something with this.

- Maybe put some ruffles here...

- Come on, get up!

Really, I mean it.

This means a lot to me.

I am perfectly happy

with what I'm doing.

Perfectly happy with part-time work?

- No. That's why I'm getting up.

- OK. I'll make you some breakfast.

I'm up.

- Hi, Blane.

- Hi, Kate. How you doin'?

- Fine. How are you?

- Good.

Morning! Welcome to another day

of higher education.

- Hi, Duckie. How are you?

- Not bad, considering I'm in this dump.

This is a really volcanic

ensemble you're wearing.

- Volcanic?

- You know, hot, dangerous...

- Are you going to class today?

- I don't know if I'm emotionally ready.

Go for it. It's virtually painless.

- I gotta go. I'll see you at lunch.

- OK.

I'll call the cafeteria and make

a reservation - two by the window.


No, you don't like to sit in the sun.

OK, something else.

Listen, may I admire you again today?

Ladies. I may be able

to work out a deal

where either one or the both of you

could be pregnant by the holidays.

Some argue that the New Deal

saved the capitalist system.

There's evidence that

the Roosevelt administration

was trying to avoid

excessive governmental power,

rather than implant socialism.

In his first act as president,

Mr Roosevelt enacted

the Emergency Banking Act,

and he refused

to consider nationalisation.

Where'd you get your clothes?

Five-and-dime store? Attractive!

Is there a problem, ladies?

- No.

- No.

Andie, is there something going on

between you and these ladies?

No, not that I'm aware of.

I'd like to apologise on behalf

of Miss Strombley and Miss Henson.

They will be thinking of you tonight

as they write a summary of the

chapters that we've just covered.


- Excuse me.

- Yeah?

There's nothing wrong with me. I'm fine.

Can you just forget about the chapter?

- Yes?

- We'll take the chapter.

Fine. Let's go on.

The Emergency Banking Act.

I'll see you guys later.

Andie, you look ravishing.

So we graduate in a month.

When are you and I gonna

get together and do something?

Try never.

- I'm talking about more than sex here.

- No, you're not.

I've liked you for four years

and you treat me like shit.

I don't understand that.

What's your problem?

Can you get off of my car?

I've been out with a lot

of girls at this school.

- What makes you so different?

- I have some taste.

You're a bitch.

You oughta see a doctor. That condition

of yours could get a lot worse.

Applause, applause, applause.

This is beautiful. It's so...


I mean, is this fab or what?

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John Hughes

An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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