Beneath the comic exaggerations and sweet romanticism, the ordinary geeks in John Hughes’ films give us all the same life-changing advice: “Prepare for the worst, but don’t stop hoping for the best.” And no character exemplifies this wisdom better than Samantha Baker in SIXTEEN CANDLES.
Whenever you have a rough day or an embarrassing encounter with a crush, just remind yourself that Samantha had it worse. Like, did a freshman ever try to smell you while riding the bus? Did your entire family forget your birthday? Did your grandmother ever feel you up?! Samantha endured all of that crap (and more!) and she STILL got to kiss the hottest senior over birthday cake in his fancy house.
In celebration of those tiny (yet monumental) teenage triumphs over adversity and awkwardness, join us for this 80s-tastic Girlie Night screening, where we’ll pass sex test notes, stare obsessively at Jake Ryan and toast to the wonderful legacy of John Hughes. (Sarah Pitre)