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Sixteen Candles: Flashback Edition

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Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles (Flashback Edition)
Everett Collection

Sixteen Candles (Flashback Edition)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
93 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/04/84
performer:
Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Paul Dooley, Jami Gertz, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
director:
John Hughes
distributor:
Image Entertainment
author:
John Hughes
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a C+

With cultural reflections from Diablo Cody and Heathers director Michael Lehmann and fun tidbits in the cast interviews (John Belushi’s mom played a wedding guest and director John Hughes let Hall pick his fellow-geek pals — John Cusack, anyone?), Sixteen Candles: Flashback Edition‘s EXTRAS offer more than previous Candles editions. But the absence of Ringwald, Hughes, and Michael Schoeffling (timeless hottie Jake Ryan) will leave you feeling empty inside. No Jake, no love! C+

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