Published Jul 26, 2018Molly Ringwald has been in some of the most celebrated teen movies ever, including The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. With that in mind, the actor has said that Bo Burnham's outstanding new flick Eighth Grade is possibly "the best film about adolescence" of all time.
In a tweet, Ringwald wrote the following:
Bo Burnham is clearly elated about Ringwald's stamp of approval since he responded with a tweet of his own:
i dead now ok what thank u byeeeee https://t.co/i7kmF2uxv8— Bo Burnham (@boburnham) July 25, 2018
Ringwald's superlative praise of Eighth Grade could be interpreted as a subtle jab at the John Hughes movies she starred in during her own adolescence. This spring, she wrote an essay revisiting the problematic content of those films in the context of the #MeToo era. At that time, she wrote, ""How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose? What if we are in the unusual position of having helped create it?"
If we're discussing the best filmic portrayals of adolescence, let's not forget to mention Ringwald's recent work as Archie's absent mom in the moody teen drama Riverdale. Anyone? No? Never mind then.
We spoke with director Burnham about casting the perfect awkward teen for the excellent Eighth Grade. Read the interview here.