"Sixteen Candles" tells the tale of angst-ridden Samantha, memorably played by Molly Ringwald in an iconic performance. Sam is celebrating her 16th birthday, but her older sister is getting married. In all the ruckus of the impending wedding, it seems Sam's birthday is over-looked.
This is one of the ultimate 80's teen classics, and one of John Hughe's finest moments on film. If you were born in the early 70's as I was, then you loved this movie and watched it a thousand times on HBO. "Sixteen Candles", although a wonderful time capsule of the early 80's, still plays quite fresh today. I think it ages better and better as the years go by- I find it more inspired and hilarious each time I watch it again. It's also very well-written.
This movie was what the 80's were all about, and I know of quite a few tweens today who literally obsess over any movie starring Molly Ringwald. Or any of the Brat Pack, for that matter. It's 100% enjoyable, and an undeniably rad classic of the 80's.