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A 1986 film starring 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 (James Spader), 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.
* 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.