Pretty in Pink

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The dweeb and the hot girl: Matt Hancock’s affair belongs to an 80s movie | Hadley Freeman
Who knows, perhaps Hancock’s entire career was just a ploy to entice his university crush

Hadley Freeman

10, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Thanks be to Heathers – a film that helped make me who I am | Hanna Flint
Thirty years on, the lesson that you don’t need to conform is as liberating as ever, says freelance writer and editor Hanna Flint

Hanna Flint

08, Aug, 2018 @8:13 AM

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Michael Lehmann on the legacy of his cult teen film Heathers
While some of the taboo-busting elements of the Winona Ryder-starring film have not aged well, much of its toxicity still resonates

Steve Rose

04, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'When you grow up your heart dies': how the coming-of-age film got smart
From Pretty in Pink to Dirty Dancing and Say Anything - Hadley Freeman describes the emotions that got her hooked on films about growing up

Hadley Freeman

28, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Times move pretty fast! Rewatching 80s favourites in the age of #MeToo
Molly Ringwald’s reappraisal of The Breakfast Club has thrown an uneasy light on other 80s classics, with their casual treatment of rape and abuse, dodgy sexual politics and breezy paedophilia. We look at 10 of the worst with fresh eyes

Hadley Freeman

13, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Molly Ringwald says The Breakfast Club is troubling in #MeToo era
Actor who starred in popular 1980s film advocates critical stance towards art of past

Nicola Slawson

07, Apr, 2018 @1:23 PM

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Harry Dean Stanton, cult American actor, dies aged 91
Prolific character actor, who appeared in scores of films including Paris, Texas, Alien, Repo Man and The Straight Story, died in an LA hospital on Friday

Andrew Pulver

16, Sep, 2017 @9:25 AM

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Pretty in Pink 30 years on: a class war built with clothes
From Princess Diana hair to the Tories at the weekend look, John Hughes’ film used fashion to illustrate the divisions between the characters

Priya Elan

10, Mar, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Clip joint: high school proms
Tshepo Mokoena picks some of the best prom film scenes. Which would top your own list?

Tshepo Mokoena

03, Nov, 2014 @4:52 PM

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Why I'd like to be ... Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink

Together with John Hughes, Molly Ringwald created a character that is plain and beautiful, confident and insecure, wise and foolish – a credible teenager, in other words, but one who has learned some crucial life lessons

Hadley Freeman

21, Jul, 2014 @6:30 AM

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Andrew McCarthy: from 80s heart-throb to travel writer

He was the Brat Pack actor who oozed charm as the perfect boyfriend in films such as Pretty in Pink and St Elmo's Fire. But in reality he was a celebrity-shy loner who has turned to travel writing to find himself

Hadley Freeman

29, Oct, 2012 @6:12 PM

Breakfast Club director John Hughes: 'He had a massive impact on cinema'

From Pretty in Pink to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, John Hughes's movies came to define a generation in the 1980s. Paul MacInnes and Andrew Pulver discuss his legacy

Paul MacInnes, Andrew Pulver and Laurence Topham

07, Aug, 2009 @1:36 PM

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