Molly Ringwald may have only recently re-lived The Breakfast Club with her eldest daughter (they both cried!), but neither of them can escape Sixteen Candles.


Credit: Molly Ringwald on Twitter

Molly and Mathilda were doing a little school year prep earlier this week when they came across a whole mess of DVDs of Molly’s hit coming-of-age drama films (well, one of them at least).

The famous redhead beauty made sure to capture the sweet moment, and share it with the Twitter-sphere on August 19. “She can’t escape her mom, even when ‘back to school’ shopping at Target,” Molly captioned the pic.

Mathilda, 10, strikes the same pose as her famous mama for the shot, clasping her hands, tilting her head, and flashing those pearly whites. Little M looks just like Mom in the final frame, which makes us wonder if she too could have a career in the movies…

Perhaps, but for now, the The Secret Life of The American Teenager actress seems more interested in being a good mom than a good stage mom. More power to her!

She and husband Panio Gianopoulos welcomed twins Adele and Roman back in 2009 and Mathilda, of course, turns 11 this October. Won’t be too long now until she’ll be blowing out her own 16 candles!

Do you think Mathilda looks just like Molly? Really want to go re-watch Sixteen Candles now? Us too! Tell us your favorite part of the movie in the comments below.

SourcesMolly Ringwald on TwitterRefinery29