Flashdance Footloose Pretty In Pink

04/10/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 04/10/2004
  |  287 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of 1980s teen dramas. In 'Flashdance' (1983), Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) is an 18-year-old welder from Pittsburgh whose one ambition is to become a professional ballerina at the Conservatory of Dance. In the meantime, Alex is forced to work as a cabaret artist in the evenings, struggling against the odds to achieve her dream. In 'Footloose' (1984), Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) is a city kid who moves to a Bible Belt town where dancing is banned by the local hell-fire preacher. Ren defiantly hoofs away in a series of spectacular sequences. The title song was nominated for an Oscar, and the film also features the track 'Let's Hear It For the Boy'. In 'Pretty in Pink' (1986), Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a poor girl who is obsessed with rich kid Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy). In the face of adversity, love cuts across the material divide, much to the disappointment of the amiably eccentric Ducky (John Cryer), who holds a torch for Andie. However, he becomes instrumental in bringing them back together when external pressures threaten their relationship. The soundtrack includes contributions from The Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order and The Smiths.