Ten Flicks That Made a Big Impact on Me ~ SIXTEEN CANDLES

Ten Flicks That Made a Big Impact on Me ~ SIXTEEN CANDLES

Here we are, Day 7 of the 10-day movie challenge I’ve been embarking on after being tagged by a friend on Facebook.  I am supposed to do the following:


Each day for the next 10 days, post an image from a film that made an impact on me.  But do not include any stories or explanation. Just the photo. 


As always, I followed the rules out on my personal Facebook page and just posted the photo. But here I like to share the rest of the story for anyone interested in knowing it. Why did I pick this film of all of the incredibly entertaining and spot-on John Hughes flicks? Listen to my audio link below for that explanation of my choice of SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984).



This film still happens to be from one of my three favorite scenes in the movie, Samantha talking to dear old dad. There’s a sweetness, tenderness and awkwardness that feels anchored in truth. As we watch, we can easily put ourselves in Sam’s place and know that is how many of us would react spilling dopey feelings about Jake Ryan to our dad. Geez, how embarrassing, man. But 14-year-old mentality aside for a moment, it like many parts of the film, which is mostly funny as hell, carries a lot of heart. (Oh, those other two scenes are the Sam and Ted chat in the automotive class car during the dance and of course, Sam leaving the wedding only to find…surprise!
Sigh. I think I might pull out that flick right now. I’m suddenly feeling even more nostalgic than usual. As always, thanks for reading (and listening). x ~ Chris K.


Click here to learn why SIXTEEN CANDLES is a flick that made a big impact on me!



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