A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girls old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.
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This movie is soooo AWESOME! I grew up a tomboy, had several guy friends and one I had a crush on. I've loved this movie since it came out all those years ago. Mary Stewart Masterson just ROCKS in this movie! And Eric Stoltz is the perfect person for the lead guy. Wonderful movie, a must have! (singing***)Miss Amanda Jones! Round and round and round.....
I really really liked this movie, as i do most John Hughes movies. Nota lot of people have seen it though. Almost all of my friends havenever even heard of it. It's a shame. It's one of my favourite movies.I highly recommend seeing it.the storyline is good, and the subplotsare good too. An all around good movie. Mary Stuart Masterson is reallygood in it, and its kind of funny to see her on Law and Order:SVU now,because shes A LOT different. In Fried Green Tomatoes, she was older,and the setting was a lot different, but she was still a tomboy, andfunny and kind of tough. The only thing that i didn't really like wasEric Stoltz. He's a good actor and everything,and he does really wellin this movie, and I don't necessarily dislike him, he just was not thebest part of the movie.
This review is from: Some Kind of Wonderful (DVD) I was a teenager in the 80's, so I love all of the old 80's teen movies, but Some Kind of Wonderful makes my top three. The performances were believable - the actors became the characters, not the other way around. Eric Stoltz is a level headed mechanic from the wrong side of the tracks (literally) who wants to pursue art instead of business. Mary Stuart Masterson is his best friend, a tomboy drummer who is secretly in love with him. Lea Thompson is the beautiful girl from their neighborhood who made it into the inner circle of popular rich kids on the basis of her beauty - and her boyfriend. Craig Scheffer is the rich bully boyfriend - and the only off note. Keith (Eric Stoltz) is interested in Amanda (Lea Thompson) and takes the opportunity to ask her out when she breaks up with her boyfriend. To spite the boyfriend, she says yes. Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) predicts trouble and their friendship is tested. My favorite line from the movie is when Keith defends Amanda, claiming, "You can't judge a book by its cover." Watts cynically replies, "Yeah, but you can tell how much it's gonna cost." Finally Watts agrees to help Keith prepare for the date, including helping him "practice kissing" - and it's a doozy of a kiss.Throw in John Ashton as Keith's father, Maddie Corman as his meddlesome sister, and Elias Koteas as the scary guy Keith befriends in detention, and you have a "wonderful" movie.
This review is from: Some Kind of Wonderful [Region 2] (DVD) I ordered on the 17 still havent recieved it . On top of that I just saw the thing about it being region 2 . I looked it up and it says it might not even play when I get it. Not happy at all. Maybe you can explain that it might not play on all players do to region . I guess this is fare to say thanks for nothing.
Another John Hughes hit. Cute story. Great cast. Good music, too! It had to be part of my DVD collection.
John Hughes was behind some of the most revered teen movies of the 1980s and beyond. Several of his films (i.e. The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) have achieved pop culture immortality, so it's a bit surprising that one of his best contributions to the genre remains relatively unknown. He supposedly made Some Kind of Wonderful because he was unsatisfied with the ending to his previous film with director Howard Deutch, Pretty in Pink. The similarities between the two movies are numerous and occasionally glaring, but this time the characters are more tangible and their situations are less contrived. Some Kind of Wonderful centers on Keith Nelson (Eric Stoltz), an artsy misfit from a blue-collar family who pines for Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the most popular girl in school. Like Keith, Amanda is from the "wrong side of the tracks," but she uses her good looks to elevate her status. Keith's best friend Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) is an angsty social outcast. She's falling hard for Keith, but he remains frustratingly oblivious. The plot may sound like a typical high school soap opera, but this is a story of redemption. The sheer amount of hard work, humor, and sensitivity contributed by the cast and crew elevates this film above the clichÃ©. The lead actors, particularly Masterson, offer pitch-perfect performances. Sidekicks like Duncan the Skinhead (Elias Koteas) and Keith's younger sisters (played by Maddie Corman and a pre-Full House Candace Cameron) deliver hilarious one-liners. Combine all of that with one of the best soundtracks of the 80s, and you have the recipe for a Hughes classic. 4 Stars.
This came out of a Hollywood era when movies for teens were just beginning to be the rage. You can see there is still a very conservative 'Leave it to Beaverish' quality here, especially in the stiff acting by the parents. Also, it's filmed with a glow filter over the lens, giving a kind of hazyish quality, very weird. They only used to do that for aging female stars to hide the wrinkles. The 80s soundtrack is still wonderfully evocative, however.
Some Kind of Wonderful is, without doubt, the finest movieof its genre of the 80's. If the original script had beenfollowed where Keith turns to Watts and says:'You look wonderful wearing my future'it would have been the best movie in its genre, handsdown, no matter the decade.Mary Stuart Matterson should have been nominated foran Academy Award for her performance.By the way Amanda was only supposed to slap Hardyonce in the face at the party but added a second one -much to his surprise - for good measure.
This movie has remained my favorite film since it came out in 1987. That's 13 years my friends. Like most of the teen angst pictures made by filmmaker John Hughes (Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), this movie treats teenagers problems with a level of reality that you can't help but respect. John Hughes always made sure the adults were talking on a different level then the kids. Clifford (Keith's dad): "Ah, Keith, you're only 16 years old." Keith (Eric Stoltz): "Then I'm 18, then I'm 19, then I'm 20. When does my life belong to me?" There is a certain level this movie attains that other films cannot touch. Plus, at the core is a love-triangle story that you can't help but get wrapped up in. Mary Stuart Masterson (Fried Green Tomatoes) and Lea Thompson (Back To The Future) reaaly shine as the ladies in the life of Eric Stoltz (Mask). This movie does't pontificate with so many 50 cent words as much as it hits home with bright, witty dialog and a cast that actually looks like they live in the world they move about in. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson were all fabulous in this movie. John Hughes managed to capture the reality of young love. He was able to show that sometimes it pays to wait for the right one and often it's who we least expect. The "practice" kiss between Stoltz and Masterson was one of the best kissing scenes ever! The music was timed perfectly....I get a rush every time I see it! This was one of Hughes' best movies!
This review is from: Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition) (DVD) This movie was for my wife. Hope she likes it I haven't bn able to watch it. I accidentally erased this movie on our DVr and she was very upset. So I went to amazon cause they seem to have everything I need and found it at a very low price. So glad cause she like those old movies.
This movie was a classic. Granted, I was all of eleven when it came out, and I was 12 when I saw it (too young to see it in the theater). All i remember is that for any kid that was strivingt to be in the in crowd (hey, who didn't?) This movie is your story, where you get the happy ending. Hey, sometimes, even I was able to enlist the help of a class bully to help me out. And what about that classic eighties music? Especially at the end of the movie!
This is a cute movie made in 1987. This movie was made when teen movies were fresh and original not like now which they are vulgar unfunny and mean-spirited. As usual John Hughes makes a great teen movie. I won't give the movie away but it doesn't end how you will think it ends. I suggest this movie there isn't much on the DVD but the movie is just great by itself anyways.
This movie is a very good teenage love story. I always get goosebumps when i wacth the movie. The actors are great and the stroy of two friends falling for each other is wonderful. If you like chick flicks then this one is a must.
This review is from: Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition) (DVD) The cover of this movie was a little more worn than what I was hoping but the movie played perfect and that is what is most important. I am happy with my purchase.
This is a film written by the late John Hughes. He has always had atalent for writing realistic and engaging characters as shown in manyof his other films including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, FerrisBueller's Day Off, Home Alone, & Uncle Buck. All great films and withthis one he pulls it off again.The story follows Keith (Eric Stoltz) as he tries to discover his placein the world dealing with his overbearing father who is desperate forhim to go to college. Keith is infatuated by popular girl Amanda Jones(Lea Thompson) and he invites her on a date, she accepts and Keithalong with help from his best friend, a tomboy called Watts (MaryStuart Masterson), plan the most amazing date.The cast including Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson,Craig Sheffer, John Ashton & Elias Koteas is great and all bringsomething great to each character. The story is basic but it draws youin and doesn't let go. The scenes are beautifully shot and thesoundtrack brings the film come to life.This is a really fun film with some great twists and fun characters.The standout character is the skinhead Duncan played by Elias Koteaswho steals every scene he is in.John Hughes has created another under rated masterpiece. It is not aswell known as Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Home Alone, but due to themore serious tone of the film, this is better.This is a great film, perfectly made and flawless. It's one I can watchtime and time again.
This film is one of John Hughes' best. The idea isn't new -- boy knowsgirl, boy doesn't know how desperately in love girl is with him, boy lustsafter other girl, boy gets other girl, boy realizes what he really wantswasin front of him all along. But the story is undeniably captivating andheart-warming due to Hughes' incredible talent for writing believabledialogue for young people. One cannot help but be drawn in by Keith, theyoung and talented misfit hero, who amazes us with his cool demeanor andconfidence in the face of adversity. Hughes creates a true soul mate forhim in the character of Watts, whose strength of character and biting witblend perfectly with her sensitivity and (not too well hidden) beauty. Itis a film that reminds us of the earlier Pretty in Pink, but finally givesus the satisfaction we were deprived of when Andie chose Blaine overDuckie.This is a film that goes a long way toward making people into hopefulrather than hopeless romantics. A must-have for children of the 80s, and amust-see for young people in love.
What, Mary Stuart Masterson's throbbing, stomping, drumming montage inthe beginning doesn't count as Action or Adventure in this sensitiveportrayal of sensitive youths in 1987 high school? At least theaccompanying synth-track Masterson drums to sounds eerily familiar toWang Chung's equally masterful Wang Chung soundtrack, "To Live And DieIn LA". Other than that, no, there's no action, unless you countkissing. It's a reasonably intelligent relationship comedy/drama aboutloner-artist Eric Stoltz longing for pseudo-rich fantasy girl LeaThompson--though, aside from her body, Thompson comes across as kind ofcreepy with her pre-adolescent boy's face; she certainly doesn't hold acandle to Masterson's sexy tomboy. Elias Koteas provides some humor asa punk criminal, there's tons of 80s music, and the characters all wearMiami Vice fashions to high school. On a realism level, it's a littleweird when Stoltz's friends wish him as well as he's lured to the bigrich-kid party where he's openly going to get stomped by a bunch ofguys. Doesn't anybody care he's going to end up in a hospital?Masterson is the best actor of the movie's trio, and though hermannerisms often bring to mind a twitchy Sandy Dennis, nothing comparesto the girl's close-ups. HOT! Personally, I think the flick would bebrilliant if Stoltz appeared as Rocky Dennis, thus upping the emotionalstakes in a sort of sequel to "Mask".
I think the script of this film is very straight forward. However, Mary played very good. Watts was the type of gal I adore. After watching this movie, I knew what I really wanna be. I wanna be as cool as her! Or simply like her! She was very generous as well. She could even fix a date for Keith. And the ending was very happy, too. Guess what. I watched this film in 1999. But I don't think it is old-fashioned. Olddies is goodies!
This review is from: Some Kind of Wonderful (DVD) I love this movie. Pure 80's romantic comedy! Eric Stoltz is blind to see the love right in front of his face, while chasing for the love of the high school beauty (Lea Thompson). A great movie to watch, if you want to revisit your dramatic high school crushes.