I love this movie too, but I have to disagree;
Andie and Blane's love was not unrequited.
They were both totally interested in one another (even though
later on Blane tried to deny it, the bastard.) What about their
little fling in the stable, eh, if not requiting?
But my absolute favorite character is Iona (Annie Potts.)
The only part of Pretty in Pink that I truly loathe is the bit
near the end where Iona stops being a cool new wave chick
to go out with some lamp yuppie veterinarian in a cheap
Miami Vice wardrobe. Iona was so incredibly sexy for a
fourteen year old boy. I think she's the basis of my
A couple of cool Iona quotes:
Iona: It's such a waste working in a lowly retail outlet.
Andie: No, not if you're good at it.
Iona: I'm good in bed; should I be a whore?
(Note that Iona is wrong; she worked at Wax Trax!)
Iona: Every time you go to the john, you lose IQ points.
Iona: Bondage has no place in my life. Since when?
Since I spent the night tied up in the back seat of your car.
Duckie: You know what an older woman does for me?
Iona: Change your diaper?
Iona: It would've been a fairytale; if only my date wasn't the only one with a wife and two kids.
The soundtrack track list is:
- Get to know ya, Jesse Johnson
- Left of center, Suzanne Vega
- Do wot you do, INXS
- Pretty in Pink, Psychedelic Furs
- If you leave, OMD
- Shell shock, New Order
- Round round, Belouis Some
- Wouldn't it be good, Danny Hutton Hitters
- Bring on the dancing horses, Echo & the Bunnymen
- Please please please let me get what I want, The Smiths
The two John Hughes movies I like best are Pretty in Pink
and Some Kind of Wonderful. For better or for worse, when I was younger, these two films had a tremendous impact on my conception (or, perhaps, misconception) of what Romantic Love was all about.