Pretty in Pink

“Everything is just Duckie” has become a well known phrase today. In 1986, Jon Cryer brought the comical character to life in John Hughes Pretty in Pink. On April 16, 1965, Jon Cryer was born and he is probably best known for bringing this lovable underdog to life.

Andie Walsh is a working class girl who is pretty and smart high school senior. She lives with her under employed, yet loving, father after her mother left. When Blane McDonough starts to show interest in her there are some problems because he is rich. Andie is cautious about starting a relationship with Blane due to his social status. With her best friend Duckie, who is in love with her, and her mentor Iona who works with her at the music store TRAX she knows she has many people around to support her. As Blane makes his move on Andie, she is warned by Duckie and others that Blane will only hurt her. Even though, Blane has no intention of doing so.However, Andie agrees to go on a date with Blane leading to disaster with Andie distancing herself from Blane. Much of this is due to Blane’s best friend, Steff, who has a crush on her, yet insults her due to her social status. Blane decided to take Andie with him to a party that Steff was hosting where she was treated poorly. Andie leaves telling Blane about her social status and why they won’t work as a couple. With prom coming up and no date, Andie decides to go anyway making her own dress. The dress that she makes is out of two dresses that were given to her. At the prom she finds Duckie who escorts her inside. Once inside Blane tells Steff off by saying that he knows how horrible of a person he is. Duckie tells Andie to go after Blane because he knows that she will regret it. The two meet up in the parking lot where they make out. While inside, Duckie catches the eye of a girl who is dancing, so he heads over there.

Pretty in Pink brought one of the most iconic characters in movie history to life. In 1986, Jon Cryer portrayed Duckie, the lovable geek who had his own way about doing things. On April 16, 1965 Jon Cryer was born, meaning that today he turns another year older. Even though, he has gone onto have a well known career in television and movies, to me he is the lovable Duckie.


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