So then my mind wandered to other John Hughes/Molly Ringwald movies. Would Andi and Blane (Pretty in Pink) have made it? Again--I don't think so. He wasn't man enough yet.I kind of wanted to kick him when he told her she didn't believe in him. Though I give them more than the weekend, I don't think more than the summer after high school.
What about Jake Ryan and Sam Baker (Sixteen Candles)? These two, I think, had half a shot. Jake understood the gulf between them, but seemed to be cognizant that he needed to make her feel like the prize, not the other way around. (My author friend, Bria Quinlan will smile about this.)
So....what about my other favorite couples?
|Han Solo and Princess Leia|
Han was totally right when he said Leia needed more scoundrels in her life. If she stops making out with her brother, I think these two will have many years together exploring the Force.
|Patrick and Kat|
With enough Midol, they are both smart enough to make a go of it. I hope they stay in Seattle--her dad is hilarious.
|Sally Albright and Harry Burns|
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.