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Some Kind of Wonderful
Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson




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Keith (Eric Stoltz) is finishing up with high school. A sensitive loner, he prefers to work on his art over going to sporting events and hanging with the cool crowd. Instead, he platonically whiles away the hours with Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), the pixieish drummer girl he's known since grade school. But Keith does have one popular obsession: Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the most desired girl in school--and girlfriend of obnoxious rich guy Hardy Jens (Craig Scheffer). When Hardy and Amanda part ways, Keith finally has his chance---and true blue Watts will do all that she can, even it that means biting her tongue and suppressing her true feelings for her longtime friend. John Hughes' follow-up to the classic PRETTY IN PINK takes essentially the same story and flips the gender roles, with another positive "follow-your-heart" message and a great soundtrack featuring the Jesus & Mary Chain, Flesh For Lulu, and the March Violets.

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Overview

Keith (Eric Stoltz) is finishing up with high school. A sensitive loner, he prefers to work on his art over going to sporting events and hanging with the cool crowd. Instead, he platonically whiles away the hours with Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), the pixieish drummer girl he's known since grade school. But Keith does have one popular obsession: Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the most desired girl in school--and girlfriend of obnoxious rich guy Hardy Jens (Craig Scheffer). When Hardy and Amanda part ways, Keith finally has his chance---and true blue Watts will do all that she can, even it that means biting her tongue and suppressing her true feelings for her longtime friend. John Hughes' follow-up to the classic PRETTY IN PINK takes essentially the same story and flips the gender roles, with another positive "follow-your-heart" message and a great soundtrack featuring the Jesus & Mary Chain, Flesh For Lulu, and the March Violets.

Main Cast & Crew

Howard Deutch - Director
Eric Stoltz
Mary Stuart Masterson
Lea Thompson
Craig Sheffer
John Ashton
Elias Koteas
Molly Hagan
Candace Cameron
Chynna Phillips
Scott Coffey

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 95
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429264190
  • Genre: Romance
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2002

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Friends
Buddies
Coming Of Age
Romance
Teenage
Love Story
Love Triangle
Theatrical Release
Friendships
Love Triangles
High School Friends

 

Movie Reviews

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Reviews:
"...The John Hughes method has paid off....[Masterson turns Watts] into a figure ennobled by her fierce longing..." - 02/27/1987 New York Times, p.C17


"...A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story...Fine characterizations and lucid dialog..." - 02/25/1987 Variety


"...[A] cheerfully satisfying teen-age fairy tale....Deutch has directed it well, with nicely utilized music..." - 02/27/1987 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"...Surprisingly thoughtful as it considers the conflicts between popularity and sincerity..." - 08/21/1992 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35


"...[The film] can make you cry with nostalgia..." - 01/11/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.37


3 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou've got a recipe for the perfect teen angst drama." - 10/01/2006 Ultimate DVD, p.111

 

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