Still, I should be crowned lucky that I managed to live my life the way I wanted it to be and giving Sixteen Candles an okay rating would be an insult to 's fans, but in general, it's just plain cheesy. Some have argued, though, that laughter over such differences used to perhaps help recognize the foibles and frailties that we all share in common. With growing minority populations across the country and a more than 50 percent Asian, Hispanic and Latino population in California— the third largest state in the U. Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute Yes, the character is a sex-crazed cartoon who speaks like an Asian stereotype. The new film Get Out , written and directed by Jordan Peele, is both a cutting critique of racism in the US and a bonafide blockbuster. Then we have the endearingly creepy Long Duk Dong whose very name is, of course, an Asian joke , from Sixteen Candles
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Hughes and the inspiration for most of his teenage movies sounded panic-stricken. They look and sound great. They rarely questioned the idea that hooking up with the popular kids was the surest route to happiness. By the time of ''The Breakfast Club,'' Mr. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe) in Sixteen Candles
All the heart and genuine moments from the other two movies have gone out the window. And like Anthony Michael Hall, I think this is her best performance and character in her long and varied collaborations with John Hughes. I have a friend writing something about the Donger. Most Watched on Vulture. We run into each other and we laugh a lot. Wow, Sixteen Candles is 30 years old!
Asians visitors to America do mangle our language and their ways and manners appear funny to us just our behavior makes them laugh at us when we go over there. He is essentially a caricature of what we know of Asian stereotypes. Molly Ringwald stars as a typical suburban teen who is disheartened that nobody has remembered her sweet 16th birthday. And Watanabe's image for his old character seemed much less ineffectual, much more fulfilled than the filmmakers probably had in mind:. I had loved movies, but I had never seen on-screen something that looked so nearly like my life. His bond with the performers inspired cohesion among the cast, particularly during the year when both ''Sixteen Candles'' and ''The Breakfast Club'' were filmed.