Pretty in Pink

Critics Consensus

Molly Ringwald gives an outstanding performance in this sweet, intelligent teen comedy that takes an ancient premise and injects it with insight and wit.

75%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 52

81%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 213,403

Where to watch

Show all services

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Pretty in Pink Videos

Pretty in Pink Photos

Movie Info

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Cast

Molly Ringwald
as Andie Walsh
Andrew McCarthy
as Blaine McDonough
Jon Cryer
as Phil 'Duckie' Dale
James Spader
as Steff McKee
Jim Haynie
as Mr. Donnelly
Bruno Coon
as Talk Back
Gina Gershon
as Girl Friend in Gym Class
Bader Howar
as Sales Girl
Christian Jacobs
as Boy in Record Store
Audre Johnson
as Benny's Mom
Melanie Manos
as Girl at Party
Maggie Roswell
as Mrs. Dietz
Jimmer Podrasky
as The Rave-Up
Tommy Blatnik
as The Rave-Up
Timothy J.
as The Rave-Up
Terry Wilson
as The Rave-Up
Bruno
as Talk Back
Jeffrey Hollie
as Talk Back
Kevin Ricard
as Talk Back
David Sutton
as Talk Back
Kevin Williams
as Talk Back
Rock Deadrick
as Talk Back
Karen Laine
as Girl at Prom
View All

News & Interviews for Pretty in Pink

Critic Reviews for Pretty in Pink

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (13)

  • Neither author Hughes nor director Howard Deutch can stop the needle getting stuck in a too-familiar groove.

    May 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • ... in the end "Pretty in Pink" is as fraudulent as the junk it's supposed to transcend.

    January 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.

    February 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.

    June 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.

    June 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • It's way too hackneyed for John Hughes. He's already shown us that he knows better.

    June 9, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pretty in Pink

  • Feb 23, 2020
    With the exception maybe of TV's Skins, I've never seen a portrayal of High School that shows how high school probably actually was, but John Hughes' films at least find a way to capture the way high school felt, and the way we thought it was. The scenarios and personalities are exaggerated, but they're still genuine. Pretty in Pink isn't one of his best, but it's an adequate entry into his filmography. I don't think he was the best at romance, and since this is a love story at its core, that's a slight issue. The male romantic lead is kinda' bland, and Jon Cryer as Duckie is charming and at times extremely funny, but his role as the obsessed best friend doesn't come off as charming as it maybe once did in a post Not Another Teen Movie world. Pretty in Pink gets a passing grade on the John Hughes scale. It's still much better and more honest than most high school, but it's certainly not his greatest entry. That doesn't make it a bad movie though, in fact it makes it a good movie, just not a great one maybe.
    Michael M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2014
    One of John Hughes' seminal films, Pretty in Pink is a coming-of-age romantic drama. Starring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, Andrew McCarthy, and James Spader, the casting is exceptional. The story follows a poor girl from a lower class family who finds herself conflicted when she's asked out by one of her classmates who's part of an upper class clique. The script is especially well-written, particularly the characters; who feel authentic and fun. The soundtrack is also quite impressive, and features the pop hit "If You Leave" by OMD. A landmark film of the '80s, Pretty in Pink speaks to the social and personal struggles that teenagers face.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2014
    A sweet coming-of-age story with an adorable sense of humor, an awesome soundtrack and some superb performances by Stanton, Cryer and Potts, and if the end may not please you (like it did please me), the sincere way the movie shows the insecurities of youth definitely will.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2013
    In typical John Hughes fashion, Pretty in Pink is nostalgic, beautifully-filmed, touchingly honest, and wonderfully enjoyable.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

Pretty in Pink Quotes

Movie & TV guides