Directed by: John Hughes
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Paul Gleason, John Kapelos
Synopsis: During a Saturday detention, five highschool kids from varying social standings learn more about each other and themselves.
Another classic Hughes, this time with less humour and more angst. Nelson is unbelievable as an 18 year old, but he lends his older immaturity really well. It's another DVD to add to the collection. Watch it again because you may be surprised by how little some things change.Added 03 April 2003 at 9:40 PM
All teen angst, all the time. Ringwald played the same role she played in every other movie of that era, Estevez, Sheedy, and Hall played their stereotypes well, and Nelson was great. I mentioned to Ice that Newt said Nelson was too old to be believable as an 18-year-old and he said, "But remember when you were in school and there was always that kid who seemed so much older than the rest of us? The one who was shaving before anyone else, who seemed more experienced, and older?" I do remember that, so for me, Nelson fit the part well.
I do have a bit of an issue with what happened to Sheedy's character though. If the message of the movie was to look past the stereotypes and to accept people for who they are, didn't the transformation of Allison negate all that?
I liked the movie when I saw it in the 80s and I like it now. Worth watching.