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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 disagree with viewers who say that Pretty in Pink should have had this ending. Pah! I say. Pretty in Pink was a different film and Ducky and Molly Ringwald had no freaking chemistry! She and Andrew McCarthy were to end up together. She had no hidden feelings for Ducky... Be serious.
Also, I take issue with the reviewer who states that Hughes was targeting a narcissistic market... White suburbia who wanted to see themselves star in a morality play. Hello, buddy. Welcome to reality... The majority of America's teenagers ARE white suburbia in a morality play. Hughes was RECOGNIZING a market.
At any rate, This movie... Some Kind of Wonderful was nicely done. Well played by its actors; nice storyline. Just a solid film.
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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 10 months ago by Runners Eye
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