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(Glamour Magazine)   "Sixteen Candles" came out 30 years ago and the Asian community hasn't forgiven Gedde Watanabe yet   (glamour.com) divider line 74
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2014-05-04 08:52:20 PM  
This movie caused me to hate all John Hughe movies, except planes, trances and automobiles.

Completely stupid unrealistic view of life.
 
2014-05-04 09:17:33 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: This movie caused me to hate all John Hughe movies, except planes, trances and automobiles.

Completely stupid unrealistic view of life.


He wrote National Lampoon's Vacation. Otherwise I agree for the most part.

/upper middle class white people from Chicago problems
 
2014-05-04 09:22:09 PM  
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2014-05-04 09:34:22 PM  
Some of the girls in this movie look like they've had 15 pap smears, as opposed to being age 15, like Sam's BFF Randy

According to IMDB the actress who played Randy was 19 when the movie came out.
 
2014-05-04 10:02:24 PM  
"*GIRLS* underpants!"
 
2014-05-04 11:27:01 PM  
That movie, as well as most of his others, were awesome if looked at as live motion satire.

Which is probably why I like "Not Another Teen Movie" so much
 
2014-05-04 11:50:23 PM  
uncle buck
and so many more

dammit time for a hughes fest
 
2014-05-05 01:57:11 AM  

K3rmy: That movie, as well as most of his others, were awesome if looked at as live motion satire.

Which is probably why I like "Not Another Teen Movie" so much


Nice try but we can only award 1.5/10
 
2014-05-05 01:57:40 AM  
The shower scene was the best scene.
 
2014-05-05 01:59:56 AM  
I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?
 
2014-05-05 02:00:17 AM  
I was gonna submit this with a better headline, but my hyena was acting up.
 
2014-05-05 02:28:26 AM  

Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?


I don't think anybody had sex in that movie.
 
2014-05-05 02:34:38 AM  
1984 was a damn good year for movies: This is Spinal Tap, Ghost Busters, The Terminator, Police Academy, The Never Ending Story, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, just to name a few. I don't think Sixteen Candles ranks very high up that list.
 
2014-05-05 02:35:34 AM  

Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?


I think you might have confused this movie with Top Gun.
 
2014-05-05 02:41:25 AM  
I love the part when the guy asks Dong "Who's the U-boat commander?"
 
2014-05-05 02:41:26 AM  
Some of the elements of Sixteen Candles came from John Hughes' followup to Vacation '58 (it was what morphed into Vacation): Christmas '59

All Grandma and Grandpa Swenson had to do was carry their packages right into the kitchen from the garage, and they had help, too. His name was Xgung Wo, and he was this guy who went to college at Michigan State who spent a lot of time at my grandparents' house because he was from Thailand and was very lonely. Grandma Swenson invited him to come along to our fun old-fashioned family Christmas so that he wouldn't have to sit all by himself in his dormitory on a holiday and feel sad about World War II and how terrible it was to his family. Mom said she was delighted to have him, and she shook his hand and talked in her phony, "How do you do" voice.

"I'll sreep in your base-ments," Xgung Wo said, bowing to Mom.

"Don't be silly," Mom said. "You can sleep in Johnny's room."

That was bad news for me. Not only was he all grown up, but he had huge beaver teeth, glasses like my Grandpa's, and he buttoned his shirt all the way up to the top. He also had his sweater on backward and he wore red socks with sandals.

"Your grandma has tord me you are an exerrent base-a-bore pitcher," Xgung Wo said to me. "Maybe pray for Detroit Rions one day!"

Then he laughed in this hysterical, high-pitched, Woody Woodpecker voice and nodded his head and displayed his giant teeth.

"Huh? Huh? Huh?" he said, rubbing my head.
 
2014-05-05 03:10:33 AM  

Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?


I think that's an issue of the times and how scenes like that are read. One of my favourite crap films is the 1977 coming of age comedy The Van, which you can see on Youtube here (R rated, NSFW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvHYOCyIqBg


The lead character is a teenage boy who buys the tricked out van of his dreams then proceeds to go around trying to get laid. At the time, no doubt he was intended to be perceived as being desperate and horny. Watching it now, he's a horrible creep and serial attempted rapist. I've tried to get other people to watch this just to confirm that I'm not the only one shocked to see how it treats his behaviour as light hearted comedy.


And he's a ginger. But I won't hold that against him.
 
2014-05-05 03:36:01 AM  
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2014-05-05 04:11:55 AM  
Still one of my favorite movies..And I'm a dude too.Not only is the story funny on it's own, but there are great bits going on in the background and around the fringes.

/flat?
 
2014-05-05 04:14:00 AM  
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2014-05-05 04:40:21 AM  
I just watched Weird Science last night...it had probably been 20 years since I last saw it.  

My roommate had never seen it.  She was a bit sheltered...
 
2014-05-05 06:25:36 AM  
["popular opinion penguin", as they say on Another Site]:

Sixteen Candles is utter crap.  Every good filmmaker has a few dogs* and it is definitely John Hughes'.  Racist and sexist even for its time, and generally not very funny.  It's hard to believe it's by the guy who made Harry Dean Stanton warm & fuzzy in "Pretty in Pink".

* except Kevin Smith, who made one good movie and has then jerked off into our faces for a few decades.
 
2014-05-05 06:51:26 AM  
AutooooMOOBeiillleee!
 
2014-05-05 07:11:12 AM  
No more yankee my wankee.
 
2014-05-05 07:26:57 AM  
Love it or hate it, it was/is an iconic movie. Also, Molly Ringwald.
 
2014-05-05 07:40:53 AM  
renegadecinema.com
 
2014-05-05 07:50:24 AM  
Well...Long Duck Dong is the only thing I really remember from this movie, and this quote when he was with Lumberjack:

[Long Duk Dong is dancing with Lumberjack, his head is on her ample chest]

Lumberjack: So... What's your name?
Long Duk Dong: Dong.
Lumberjack: What's your first name?
Long Duk Dong: Long.
Lumberjack: What's your middle name?
Long Duk Dong: Duk.

Didn't think she was that ample but for some reason this whole scene made me smirk.
 
2014-05-05 08:05:10 AM  

No Such Agency: ["popular opinion penguin", as they say on Another Site]:

Sixteen Candles is utter crap.  Every good filmmaker has a few dogs* and it is definitely John Hughes'.  Racist and sexist even for its time, and generally not very funny.  It's hard to believe it's by the guy who made Harry Dean Stanton warm & fuzzy in "Pretty in Pink".

* except Kevin Smith, who made one good movie and has then jerked off into our faces for a few decades.


Oh my your poor sensibilities. Mabey you just shouldn't watch any movies lest you find yourself put off by something.
 
2014-05-05 08:09:04 AM  

K3rmy


Which is probably why I like "Not Another Teen Movie" so much


The soundtrack is pretty good, especially the Goldfinger cover of "99 Luftballoons".
 
2014-05-05 08:09:30 AM  
www.hotflick.net
Which I can't even watch with this Tubby biatch anymore, cause the part when the redhead hooks up with her dream guy? He starts crying like a little biatch with a skinned-knee and shiat.
 
2014-05-05 08:11:18 AM  
Wait until they find out there is no Shermer Il.
91.207.61.14
 
2014-05-05 08:21:37 AM  
HA! beat you by 2
 
2014-05-05 08:40:36 AM  
The Count Basie-type glamorous music they play when Farmer Ted shows John Cusack and that other guy the Rolls with the Prom Queen passed out in it is one of the best parts of the movie.

That, and "Lake... big lake"
 
2014-05-05 08:56:32 AM  

Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?


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2014-05-05 09:19:29 AM  

Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?


Check it out, the sister in Fast Times at Ridgemont High was repeatedly screwed by much older men, and nary a thought is applied to how much jailbait sex she had.
 
2014-05-05 09:26:44 AM  
Some of you must have had sheltered lives as this movie was JUST like high school. Partying, awkwardness, the jock, unrequited love, and a cast of characters that everyone canrelate to knowing.
 
2014-05-05 09:35:55 AM  

Shazam999: The shower scene was the best scene.


They showed this movie to us in middle school as an end of year treat right after it first came out and when the shower scene came on one of the teachers said "Oh I forgot about that part" and we kept on watching. No lawsuits, no one was fired. That was the eighties when every PG movie had gratuitous titties.
 
2014-05-05 09:39:45 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: This movie caused me to hate all John Hughe movies, except planes, trances and automobiles.

Completely stupid unrealistic view of life.


And we all know Planes Trains and Automobiles was a completely realistic view of holiday travel. All Hughes movies were an over the top, unrealistic view of life. That's what makes them great.
 
2014-05-05 09:52:18 AM  

Mr. Cat Poop: And we all know Planes Trains and Automobiles was a completely realistic view of holiday travel. All Hughes movies were an over the top, unrealistic view of life. That's what makes them great.


Hey, how do they know what a realistic view of life is?

/Yeah!...
 
2014-05-05 09:58:56 AM  
Nice headline Subby, calls to mind how much casual racism pervaded a lot of popular movies.  I always go back to the character Fisher Stevens played in Short Circuit.
 
2014-05-05 10:06:54 AM  

Jean Claude Van Darn: The Count Basie-type glamorous music they play when Farmer Ted shows John Cusack and that other guy the Rolls with the Prom Queen passed out in it is one of the best parts of the movie.

That, and "Lake... big lake"


It's "Leck.....big leck."
 
2014-05-05 10:26:03 AM  
Obligatory "The Donger And Me."
 
2014-05-05 10:46:51 AM  
I remember some random interview Hughes did where he was asked about Watanabe's supposed "regret" at playing Donger in such a stereotypical and offensive manner.  Hughes response was something along the lines of "I'm sorry Gedde feels that way.  I certainly didn't mean to offend him or his sensibilities.  I'm sure he'll stop cashing the checks one of these days."
 
2014-05-05 10:52:05 AM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Shazam999: The shower scene was the best scene.

They showed this movie to us in middle school as an end of year treat right after it first came out and when the shower scene came on one of the teachers said "Oh I forgot about that part" and we kept on watching. No lawsuits, no one was fired. That was the eighties when every PG movie had gratuitous titties.


Your teacher wasn't the only one who forgot.  It made its way onto the Starz/HBO/whatever rotation when my son was about 13, and I said "you'll love this movie."  Hit [>] on the DVR remote, and shortly thereafter... boobies.  My son the smartass looked at me and said "if the rest of the movie is like this, then I'll definitely love it."
 
2014-05-05 11:36:27 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?

I think you might have confused this movie with Top Gun.



I think you're thinking of "Revenge Of the Nerds"
 
2014-05-05 11:40:18 AM  

No Such Agency: * except Kevin Smith, who made one good movie and has then jerked off into our faces for a few decades.



I like that one Kevin Smith movie, I can't remember the name of it, but, that one movie of his where the last third of the movie is the two principal characters going back and forth with long-winded soliloquies ruminating on the true nature of friendship. Which one was that?

/also, i watched one of those "pop up video" type showings of Sixteen Candles and if I recall, the scene in the auto shop car (where Sam reveals her crush on Jake), I think that was largely improvised.  Hughes was throwing lines tot he actors to try out as I recall.
 
2014-05-05 11:42:11 AM  

rickythepenguin: No Such Agency: * except Kevin Smith, who made one good movie and has then jerked off into our faces for a few decades.


I like that one Kevin Smith movie, I can't remember the name of it, but, that one movie of his where the last third of the movie is the two principal characters going back and forth with long-winded soliloquies ruminating on the true nature of friendship. Which one was that?

/also, i watched one of those "pop up video" type showings of Sixteen Candles and if I recall, the scene in the auto shop car (where Sam reveals her crush on Jake), I think that was largely improvised.  Hughes was throwing lines tot he actors to try out as I recall.


Sounds like neither of you gave Red State a chance
 
2014-05-05 11:44:16 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Sounds like neither of you gave Red State a chance



it was definitely a welcome departure from the usual "two guys yapping about being friends" formula but i still fell asleep on it.  my wife said it was pretty good but yeah, i drifted off.  probably would merit a re-viewing but....yyyyyeaaaahhhh.
 
2014-05-05 11:49:05 AM  

fusillade762: Lackofname: I may not be remembering this right, but didn't that movie basically end in date rape? The girl was drunk and had sex, didn't really remember it, but was SO HAPPY about it?

I don't think anybody had sex in that movie.


[Caroline is in the backseat of the car with a sleeping Ted. She smacks him on the head, waking him up]

Ted: Damn, Mom! I've got my headgear on.
Caroline: Will you wake up?
Ted: Where the hell am I?
Caroline: I'll, uh, tell you where you are, if you'll tell me who you are.
Ted: Farmer Ted.
Caroline: You're in the parking lot across the street from my church.
Ted: You own a church? [beat] What happened?
Caroline: I have no idea.
Ted [seeing a section of Caroline's hair chopped off]: Did I do that to your hair?
Caroline: At this point, anything is possible.
Ted: Um, l... Uh... Did, um...Did we, uh...
Caroline: Yeah. I'm pretty sure.
Ted: Um, excuse me, but do you... Do you know if... Um, did I enjoy it? [Caroline glares at him] Am I nuts? Of course I enjoyed it. I mean, um... What I meant was, uh, did you?
Caroline: Hmm. You know, I have this weird feeling I did.

Caroline: I never went out with a freshman. Not even when I *was* a freshman.
Ted: Me either.
Caroline: You were pretty crazy.
Ted: I was?
Caroline: Yeah. You know what I like best?
Ted: My clean, close shave?
Caroline: No. Waking up in your arms.

Your can parse this two ways. Caroline essentially confirms that they had sex ("I'm pretty sure"). But she has "no idea" "what happened." This suggests she was blackout drunk when it happened, which would make her incapable of giving consent to have sex. (For that matter, you could also say that Ted was incapable of giving consent, too.) Ergo, she was raped.

On the other hand, she has some vague recollection of the evening ("You were pretty crazy," she has a "feeling" that she enjoyed it). You might say that she has enough recollection of events to permit the assumption that she was conscious enough to be capable of giving consent at the time, and her vagueness in talking about it after the fact is her just being coy or defensive.
 
2014-05-05 11:50:27 AM  

rickythepenguin: Crewmannumber6: Sounds like neither of you gave Red State a chance


it was definitely a welcome departure from the usual "two guys yapping about being friends" formula but i still fell asleep on it.  my wife said it was pretty good but yeah, i drifted off.  probably would merit a re-viewing but....yyyyyeaaaahhhh.


Then you're gonna hate Tusk
 
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