Sixteen Candles

Published June 20, 2021

Sixteen Candles

Film info

  • Title Sixteen Candles
  • Director John Hughes
  • Year 1984
  • Run time 1hr 33m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline When you're just sixteen, anything can happen

It's Samantha Baker's Sweet Sixteen and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. She's your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the Big Blonde on Campus who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. But wait... the day isn't over yet!

Live blog

Time Comment
2:48 “My family’s probably pissed off I haven’t let them wish me happy birthday yet.”
4:13 The real question is where did Sam get her red hair from.
11:15 Look at those 80s short shorts.
19:49 This is the weirdest family ever.
26:48 “I’ll bet you a dozen floppy disks…” Ooh, currency.
31:59 This Ted kid is so annoying. BACK OFF.
35:14 What is up with the sound effects?


We wouldn’t normally watch two films with the same actor in as it can be confusing, but of course, dear Molly plays the same character in pretty much all these movies. And we were hoping to be able to complete the Sixteen Candles/Fight Club double bill that is all the rage these days.

Oh my god, though, we really tried to keep going past the twenty minute rule but had to give up about halfway through this monstrosity. Awful characters being terrible to each other, weird sound effects, racism, sexism and apparently past where we stopped watching it gets even worse.

So we gave up on the double bill, Fight Club shouldn’t have to be associated with this.

Rating: Unrated

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