Sixteen Candles Quotes: Some of John Hughes Best

Wednesday, September 14 by Ed Mulero

"Sixteen Candles" quotes take the best lines from the John Hughes classic about the day in the life of a teenage girl, Samantha Baker, on her sixteenth birthday. The film stars regulars Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall who try to navigate the trials and tribulations of teen angst. Samantha's sister is getting married the same day which prompts her whole family to forget her birthday. Yet, a cake and streamers are the least of her troubles as a "sex quiz" will reveal a lot more than her knowledge of the birds and the bees. Quotes of "Sixteen Candles" is an endearing 80's classic movie as a young girl goes through every hurdle in this lovely slice of life.

"I've never bagged a babe. I'm not a stud." John Hughes never hesistated to bring a ton of honesty into his films dealing with teenagers. Here in "Sixteen Candles" is a typical geek boy with Samantha who makes a startling confession that may hurt his pseudo reputation in high school. Of course, the irony also is Samantha has a little sexual secret of her own.

"Oh and they are so perky." This quote in "Sixteen Candles" refers to Grandma Helen's reaction to the physical maturation of Samantha. Her lovely relative then proceeds to grab them much to the chagrin of the young teenager especially in front of her relatives. Her reaction is priceless as she says, "I can't believe my grandmother actually felt me up."

"It's really human of you to listen to all my bullshit." Samantha's quote shows how much frustration she is going through for her sixteenth birthday. Also, many of the teenagers feel they rarely have an outlet to get out what is exactly bothering them at any given time. "Sixteen Candles" does not hesitate to travel behind their walls.

"That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else." Once in a while, John Hughes likes to impart some sage advice from the adult side to help guide his teenage protagonists. "Sixteen Candles" is no exception. It shows the young kids that not all grown ups are complete dorks. In this case, adults understand what they go through and can only try to make their road less bumpy.

Jake: "Happy Birthday, Samantha. Make a wish." Samantha: "Well, it already came true." The end of "Sixteen Candles" finishes on a good note with the acknowledgment of her birthday. John Hughes has a knack for wrapping up his movies in a positive way that makes the journey so worth it. The classic movie earns its happy ending.

- Eduardo Camacho

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