|Molly Ringwald signs copies of her book|
Molly Ringwald & Her Jazz Band
Pier 2/3: May 26, 2013
I confess to being a Molly Ringwald fan. Growing up I wanted a best friend like Duckie in Pretty in Pink, I wanted Jake from Sixteen Candles to be sitting outside a church waiting for me and I wanted Judd Nelson to throw his fist in the air cause he got to kiss me just once. So imagine my delight when I discovered she would be the closing act of the Sydney Writers' Festival.
Molly Ringwald and Her Jazz Band were not what I expected. For starters, she was surprisingly good, not the best jazz I've ever heard but equally not the worst either. Secondly, it was thoroughly entertaining, with Ringwald captivating the crowd with anecdotes and surprising bouts of humour. The highlight had to be the finale when the strains of Don't you forget about me could barely be heard over the cheers from the crowd, a fitting homage to Ringwald's early film career.