A 1986 romantic teen dramedy film written by Creator/JohnHughes and directed by Howard Deutsch.

Creator/MollyRingwald stars as Andie Walsh, a teenager with a crush on an upper-class boy, Blaine [=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), for whom she cares almost as a mother would. 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. Hughes and Deutsch would collaborate again the following year on ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'', which is in many ways a {{Gender Flip}}ped version of the same story.
!!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.
* EightiesHair: Kristy Swanson's character sports a big puffy ''Series/{{Dynasty}}''-style 'do in her brief scene near the end.
* 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. Of course, both are quite shabby compared to the mansions and expensive sports cars the other students have.
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: Andie in the opening credits.
* ManipulativeBastard: Pretty much everyone in Blaine's circle of friends, especially Steff.
* ManlyTears : Blaine cries a few.
* MissingMom: Andie's mom left her dad some time prior to the start of the film.
* ParentalSubstitute: Iona serves as a friendly yet maternal figure to Andie, especially since the girl's father is depressed and not at all there and her mother left.
* 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.
* SealedWithAKiss: The film ends with Andie and Blaine making out in the parking lot.
* 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.
* UpperclassTwit: Several, but Steff in particular.
* UptownGirl: Gender-reversed with Andie and Blaine.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Literally.