Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just Say No: "16 Candles" Sequel


Molly Ringwald is out and about saying that she wants to do a "16 Candles" sequel. Please, make her stop. No one loved "16 Candles" more than me. I named my first son "Jake" after Jake Ryan. I can recite the movie from beginning to end. I LOVED "16Candles." I loved 80's era Molly Ringwald. But come on...today's Molly Ringwald just isn't the same. And Jake Ryan is a furniture maker somewhere in Washington state or something, right? Nothing will make me feel older than seeing Jake Ryan and a doughy Molly Ringwald playing parents to some Miley Cyrus type with Uncle Long Duck Dong living next door to provide comic relief. Ugh. Please join me in saying, "NOOOOOO!"
Eighties Brat Pack star MOLLY RINGWALD is begging filmmaker JOHN HUGHES to make a sequel of 1984 teen movie SIXTEEN CANDLES.

Ringwald made her name in the adolescent romantic comedy, the first of a string of collaborations with Hughes.

And 24 years later, the now 40-year-old is campaigning for a follow-up, after Hughes vetoed original plans for a sequel.

Ringwald tells AOL Television, "It was something that I definitely wanted to do, but John Hughes wasn't interested, and I didn't feel comfortable doing it without his involvement.

"If we can get John to agree, I think it would be great. I think there are definitely a lot of people who would love to see it, and I would love to do it.

"I think that Sixteen Candles lends itself to (a sequel). It was such a Cinderella story. And I was interested to see what happened to this girl."

(Source: Showbiz Spy)


Rachael said...

Some things are best left alone. A sequel would just ruin everything.

Karey said...

Haven't they been talking about this for years? I swear I have read about it several times. Either way I agree leave the classic alone!

Kara said...

Now?!? a couple of years after the original...I could understand, I wouldn't like it, but I could understand...but why now? Ew! I agree, but I'm rarely a fan of sequels anyway.

Michelle said...

This just flat out scares me! Please, say it isn't so....

kim8424 said...

I agree Nikki,... not a good idea.

Rachel said...

Absolutely not!

Sara said...

21 Candles? Sure! 45 Candles? Hell no!

heather said...

I so agree! that would be just wrong!