It is unbelievable. It’s unbelievable. Molly Ringwald‘s birthday! 
The ‘80s icon, who turned 54 on Feb. 18, recently shared an Instagram post of a text conversation revealing that her own mother forgot her birthday—which is pretty much exactly what happened to Molly’s 16-year-old character Samantha Baker in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles.   
Molly sent her mother a text message, saying “That’s all?” I don’t know what else you could say. Before she replied, “I did not realize that it was the 18th today.” Happy Birthday! Unfortunately, I still have not received your gift. I will get it in the mail very soon.
It is striking how similar the plot to Sixteen CandlesThe actress responded that “Life imitates Art” and her mother replied “How true.” I had to wait a while longer before I could forget.
Even though Molly’s mom wasn’t on the case, Molly received birthday gifts from many people, author included. Amanda Montell“Ooooooh! A fellow February baby,” said a writer named. Molly, have a wonderful day!