How could anyone who has seen this movie, or grown up with this movie not love it? Spader is naturally awesome as the preppy, snobby bad boy, McCarthy is cute as always, and sweet, and you can't forget Cryer as the ostracized geek who has had to find his own style and try his best to be secure in it; figuring that if he's going to stand out and be ridiculed, it might as well be for a good reason, and not just "The Ritchies" snobby reasons. And of course, Ringwald rocks it as the girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks, with insecurity issues most of us have no matter what side of the tracks we grew up on. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted, and it sucks when we aren't. It also doesn't help when our supposed friends don't support us in our choices, either because they're jealous, or because the ingrained hate for their friend's choice in love or anything else illuminates their own issues and insecurities. Whether you're seeing this movie for the first time, or reliving your love of classic John Hughes (written by in this one, not directed by) films, this is just a must see movie!