YMMV / Pretty in Pink

  • Director Displacement: It was directed by Howard Deutch, but it's viewed as a John Hughes film.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: James Spader at his smarmiest.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ducky, despite being simply a supporting cast member, is considered by many to be the most memorable character in the film.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: An interesting example; the test audience disliked the original ending, where Andie ended up with Ducky, because they felt it created a Broken Aesop about not crossing class lines (which was arguably what the film was about). When the film was released, it had a new ending in which Andie ended up with Blaine, but this was also met with a poor reaction, and Ducky/Andie has been a Fan-Preferred Couple ever since.
  • Retroactive Recognition: You know the kid who almost gets hit in the eye with a staple? That kid grew up to be MC Bat Commander.
  • Stoic Woobie: Andie is this when you consider the fact that her mother left the family and that she always knew her mother didn't love them. SINCE SHE WAS FIVE.