Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pretty in Pink



Had a wonderful time last weekend at lifeline Book Fair with Ruby. Among other fabulous finds was the movie Pretty in Pink for $1 (in VHS video form it's true but doesn't that make it all the more nostalgic?? Okay, no - cross with self for not getting there earlier before all the good DVDs were gone...). The weather was abysmal - sleeting rain, dark skies and the coldest temperature ever recorded for a spring day in Canberra - perfect for cuddling up in front of the TV with a feel good movie. I had forgotten how good this movie was. The acting is genuinely good (with the exception of James Spader as Mean Rich Guy Steph - seriously did any student ever dress like that?) and Andrew McCarthy's cuteness really does transcend that awful hair do (or is that just me getting old?). No doubt the best part though were the clothes and the settings. Annie Potts apartment was simply to die for and possibly even responsible for the obsession I've had with leopard print half my life now. As for Molly Ringwald her outfits brought back memories of the floral waistcoat bought with my first ever pay as a KFC host. So much to love about this film will probably watch it again soon. Let me know if you're in.

4 comments:

LizC said...

I LOVE that movie!

karenw said...

I can't remember it, only remember the breakfast club, ahh the clothes and hair....

catherine said...

I didn't even like this movie at the time. i never liked Molly Ringwald. i did love Andrew McCarthy then.

Luna said...

I know, Molly was always a bit of the disenfranchised princess wasn't she?