In what seems totally adorable, Molly Ringwald's daughter has pulled off the Sixteen Candles pose. The picture which shows her standing next to the DVD display, where Samantha Baker is shown pining over an unseen Jake Ryan, has gone viral over the internet and is simply delightful. The picture was posted by Molly Ringwald herself and was captioned as "She can't escape her mom, even when 'Back to school' shopping at Target."
Frequent visitors of Target would have seen this display which offers very reasonably priced DVDs including the Brat Pack classic Sixteen Candles. This is certainly not a bad ad for Target and we must admit that this sight of Samantha Baker takes our thoughts back to her crush Jake Ryan. On top of all this is the angst of what's likely the most celebrated ignored American Sweet Sixteen in 80s pop culture history. Ringwald's daughter has brought its own surreal to the overall display with that similar pose.
Let us move back in time and there we have the Sixteen Candles stars Molly Ringwald as Samantha Baker who teen living in the immediate shadow of her sister's wedding and the most important event of her life goes unnoticed; her sixteenth birthday. There is a love triangle as Samantha pines over her crush Jake and Anthony Michael Hall's Geek character pines over her. Apart from the classic Sixteen Candles, other credits to Molly Ringwald include The Facts of Life, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and the part of preggers Frannie Goldsmith in the TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.
She can't escape her mom, even when "back to school" shopping at Target. pic.twitter.com/t85uCqIwCu— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) August 19, 2014