Some Kind of Wonderful (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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After dominating the teen-movie genre for the bulk of the 1980s, writer-producer (and sometimes director) John Hughes proved that he had at least one good movie left in him before squandering his talent on lame comedies throughout the 1990s. Like The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful treated its teenaged characters like real people with real feelings, hopes, fears, and desire. Mary Stuart Masterson gives a great performance as a tomboy drummer named Watts who's secretly in love with her best friend, Keith (Eric Stoltz), an aspiring artist who is oblivious to her affection because he's got a crush on Amanda (Lea Thompson), the popular high school beauty. Watts will even go so far as to chauffeur a date for Keith and Amanda, if only to prove--after a lot of patient, emotional anguish--that she's better for Keith than Amanda could ever be. The movie's drama comes from Keith's gradual realization that there's more to love than surface attraction, and Hughes gets extra mileage out of the romantic confusion by allowing Thompson's character to be more than a shallow campus cutie. All three of the leads are good fits in their roles, and this was one of the few teen films of the '80s to add genuine depth to its mainstream appeal. It's one of the few John Hughes movies to stand the test of time. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Yes, ofcourse the 80's are my youthful years and everyone romances his youth, but I am certain that the 60's, 70's were great years, and the 80's is the sum of all that.
Some kind of wonderful takes you right into the 80's rollercoaster with the cool drum scene opening of Mary Steward Masterson , the typical interactions between the teenagers and the punk and wave influences apparent in the clothing. Also the social groups becom clear. The punk-wave guy, the pretty popular girl, the alternative girl, the average normal neighbour boy (Stolz), the spoiled popular macho bratt, etc.
This combination was even enlarged in the best 80's picture ever, the breakfast club. It beautifully captures the different social groups on a highschool.
Some kind of wonderful, makes you happy, gives you that warm, first love feeling in which you would wrap yourself in as in a warm blanket. Just like the breakfast club, secret admirer, pretty in pink or st. Elmo's fire....it's makes you feel young....like the teenager you are of the 80's
by justine ryan
I have watched this movie so many times I have it memorized (sad but true) However, I never get tired of it no matter how many times I watch it! WATZ played by Marie Stuart Masterson is what makes this movie! This is the perfect 80's love triangle movie even better than The Breakfast Club which is another great movie! IF YOU HAVEN'T seen this movie you are missing out!!
FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!
This is a great little movie about falling in love. And I must add that "the kiss" in this movie is perfection. Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson made you feel it... all the way to your toes.
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Its a movie I watched a million times when I was younger, had it on VHS and then well it wasn't watchable anymore. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Runners Eye
Good move. But nothing too exciting. BlackBerry what did you expect from an 80s movie. It arrived on time. And in good conditionPublished 13 months ago by Java Girl
One of the best teen movies of the era, with marvelous performances by Eric Stolz and Mary Stuart Masterson as good kids from the wrong side of town. Outstanding soundtrack. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephanie Dragon
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