release year:1984 genre:high school comedy viewing setting:home laserdisc, 6/12/97 what I expected:entertaining foolishness what I got:another reminder of the craziness of high school
synopsis:Samantha's having the worst 16th birthday possible; her family forgot, her spoiled sister's getting married to an idiot, a foreign exchange student is living in her bedroom for the weekend, the guy she likes doesn't even know she exists, and she's being pursued by the Geek.
impressions:Hilarious. It kept me laughing the whole time.
acting:Molly Ringwald plays this kind of role well, ditto for Anthony-Michael Hall. John Cusack played another geek with flair. The show was often stolen, however, by Long Duk Dong...the Donger. See the movie and you'll understand.
final word:A superior example of this genre.
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