Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.
Films like Sixteen Candles personify what the eighties was all about.
"She felt that I had too many expectations on her," Ringwald said.
"It was this incredible moment where I realized I was the parent." Ringwald and Sheedy spoke of their admiration for the film's writer and director, John Hughes, who died in 2009.
The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her.