Disturbing things in Sixteen Candles you only notice as an adult
Some '80s movies have aged well, like Dirty Dancing and The Princess Bride, and are still enjoyable to view over 30 years later. But some other movies from the era of neon clothing, crimped hair, and Ronald Reagan have not fared so well. Unfortunately, Sixteen Candles lands squarely in the latter category.
Sure, it was a product of the time — which was arguably much different from today — so some of the unsavory elements can be chalked up to that. And other John Hughes films like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off didn't age quite so poorly, so it's not solely a directorial issue. So what exactly happened in the film that's so perturbing to today's adult viewers, even if you loved it back in the day? Here are the disturbing things only adults will notice in Sixteen Candles.