Pretty in Pink (1986)
was another John Hughes movie. It starred Molly Ringwald
as Andie Walsh, Andrew McCarthy as Blane McDonough, James Spader
as Steff MckEee, Harry Dean Stanton as Jack Walsh,
and Jon Cryer as Duckie Dale. The film was a hit
with both critics and fans, ultimately landing as the
22nd highest grossing film of 1986.
In this movie, Andie Walsh (Ringwald)
is a low income high school student trying to fit in at
her richy-rich high school with the help of her bud who
is in love with her, Duckie (Cryer). When a rich boy
named Blane (McCarthy) tries to get together with Andie,
each takes heat from their friends about the
relationship. Blane's friends are mean to Andie
because of her social status, and Duckie is mean to
Blane because he is jealous.
In the end, the peer pressure on Blane is
too great, and he initially breaks his prom date offer
to Andie. Andie decides to go stag to the prom,
making a new dress out of a pink thrift shop dress her
father purchased for her. In the end, Andie and
Blame make up at the prom, and even Duckie gets a girl.