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A 1986 film starring Creator/MollyRingwald as Andie Walsh, a teenager with a crush on an upper-class boy, Blane [=McDonough=] (Andrew [=McCarthy=]). When he turns out to reciprocate her feelings and they pursue a relationship, their respecive social circles show some resistance.

Andie lives on the WrongSideOfTheTracks with her unemployed, divorced father (played by Creator/HarryDeanStanton), who she cares for, almost like a mother. Her best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) is in love with her, but plays it off as a joke to maintain their friendship. The two of them are harrassed by the "richie" kids, Steff (Creator/JamesSpader), and Benny (Kate Vernon). Andie works for her older friend Iona (Annie Potts) at TRAX, a New Wave music store in Chinatown. Iona urges her to go to the prom. One of the Creator/BratPack movies. Written (but not directed) by Creator/JohnHughes.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: Andie's unemployed father is too immersed in his grief over his divorce to be much of a father to her.
** The well-meaning gym teacher just makes things worse when she tries to punish the rich bitches bullying Andie.
* BettyAndVeronica: Ducky is the Betty and Blaine is the Veronica to Andie's Archie.
* BreakingTheFourthWall : When he meets "Duckette," Ducky looks directly at the camera for a moment, as if to say "You see her too, right?" It's brief, but it looks deliberate.
* CampStraight: Ducky dresses as extravagantly as Andie.
* CoolLoser: Andie and Ducky.
* CringeComedy: Much of the drama involving Ducky's unrequited affection steers eerily close to this.
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: One of the more {{egregious}} examples.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Ducky, to Andie.
* FieryRedhead: Andie.
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Outsider Andie is surprised that popular Blaine would be interested in her.
* InformedPoverty: Andie is stated to be poor, but lives in a nice house and even has her own (pink!) car. Although both are quite shabby compared to the mansions and expensive sports cars the other students have.
* LipstockAndLoadMontage: Andie in the opening credits.
* ManipulativeBastard: Pretty much everyone in Blaine's circle of friends, especially Steff.
* ManlyTears : Blaine cries a few.
* MissingMom
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: At the prom, Andie wears a pink dress and Ducky wears a blue suit.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Andie's trademark prom dress.
* PrecisionFStrike: When Blaine cancels his prom date with Andie, saying that he already asked someone else and forgot about it, she calls him a "filthy, fucking, no-good liar". This is the only time the word is used in the film.
* SocietyMarchesOn: Though Ducky is meant to be a sympathetic character, much of his behavior constitutes stalking by current legal and social standards.
* StalkerWithACrush: Ducky, who is even told off by the bouncer at the club that won't let him in.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Even by 1980s teen dramedy standards, this is pretty damn 80s. So much that if people showed up dressed like these people in a movie today, the audience would assume the characters were satirizing the 80s.
* UpperclassTwit: Several, but Steff in particular.
* UptownGirl: Gender-reversed with Andie and Blaine.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Literally.