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(Glamour Magazine)   "Sixteen Candles" came out 30 years ago and the Asian community hasn't forgiven Gedde Watanabe yet   ( divider line
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2014-05-05 09:35:55 AM  
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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 06:28:29 PM  
1 vote:
"I have to sleep under a guy named after a duck's dork!"
2014-05-05 12:04:44 PM  
1 vote:

rickythepenguin: either way she was raped.  in the second scenario she was probably scared or shamed.  she wakes up not knowing where she was or who Geek was.  she was probably fearful.

Possibly. Though going by that, you could argue Ted was raped too, as he has no recollection what happened. AND he's a minor. As a senior, she's likely 18.

So. They raped each other. QED.
2014-05-05 11:42:11 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:39:45 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:26:44 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:05:10 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:41:26 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:34:38 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:57:40 AM  
1 vote:
The shower scene was the best scene.
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