YMMV: Sixteen Candles

  • Cool Big Sis: Sam could be seen as this by her younger sister, Sara.
    Mike: Who'd marry her?
    Sara: Mr. T.
  • Modern Minstrelsy: Long Duk Dong.
  • Unfortunate Implications: It's been argued that the film tacitly endorses date rape. Jake tells Ted to take the drunk Caroline home, saying "she's so blitzed she won't know the difference". They end up having sex (initiated by Caroline) and she says next morning that she enjoyed it.
  • The Woobie: Sam. Her entire family forgets her 16th birthday because they're so focused on her older sister's wedding, and she's in love with Jake Ryan, who doesn't even know she exists.