I think I would have said "I've never seen Sixteen Candles all the way through", because I've certainly seen a scene or two and it's just one of those movies that quoted and referenced often enough that you feel like you've seen it. But it turns out I had never really seen Sixteen Candles until we actually sat down and watched the whole thing.
What was interesting to me was how, in hindsight, it seems rest almost exactly halfway between the wacky-sound-effects and exaggeration of Vacation and the touchingly personal comedy of The Breakfast Club. You can almost see the wheels turning that would become the later Hughes oeuvre.
FuzzyCo grade: B+