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Everything’s Duckie

Posted by Ren McCormack on August 29, 2006

…don’t worry, the Dewey recap is yet to come…

but for now, enjoy this tidbit that I just found on the Post website (I know that you didn’t get enough of Pretty in Pink during our costume night):

“Pretty in Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition” (List Price: $14.99)
Release Date: Aug. 29

Blane or Duckie?

It’s a question that has nagged avid fans of the John-Hughes-teen-movie genre for two decades, ever since his New Wave Cinderella story, “Pretty in Pink,” was released in theaters.  As any self-respecting Molly Ringwald scholar knows, the original conclusion to the film had Ringwald’s character Andie accompany quirky best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) to the senior prom, choosing him over sensitive richie Blane (Andrew McCarthy).  But when test audiences balked, the filmmakers scrapped that option and shot a new ending in which Andie and Blane live happily ever after. Among the ’80s-obsessed, the switch still sparks debate on a variety of topics: true love, selling out, the social class structure in American society and why McCarthy’s hair looks so hideous in the final prom scene.

Read more here:

Pretty in Pink


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