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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1987 (USA)
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

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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 girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.

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The role of Keith Nelson was written with Eric Stoltz in mind. See more »

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When Keith's sister, Laura, is talking to her friends about her new "popular" status, she has a military-style vest on over a yellow blouse. When we see her jump down after being accused of being "false", the vest is gone, but immediately reappears in the next shot. See more »

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Amanda Jones: Look, uh, how this happened is as much of a MYSTERY to me as it is to you. I'm not any more thrilled about it than you are. So, why don't you just STOP giving me attitude, PLEASE?
Keith: I'm giving YOU attitude?
Amanda Jones: Yeah. Like on Friday, pulling that He-Man power play, about how I have to ask my friends for permission. I didn't appreciate it. I don't like being treated like that.
Keith: Well, it's TRUE, isn't it?
Amanda Jones: At least I have friends.
Keith: Are you sure?
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Turn To The Sky
Written by Laurence Elliott (as Loz Elliott), Tom Ashton & Cleo Murray
Performed by The March Violets
Produced by Stephen Hague
From an Orginal Recording Produced by Andy Hill & Mark Dodson
Courtesy of London Records Ltd.
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One of the best of John Hughes films.
24 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I know it's not as well known, but this film came together so well that it can't be denied. A great mix of comedy and teen melodrama, this film perfectly combined all the best elements of a John Hughes film. By switching the sexes- Eric Stoltz as Molly Ringwald, and Mary Stuart Masterson as Jon Cryer- of "Pretty in Pink", the film delves deeper than "The Breakfast Club"- almost accidentally. The chemistry between Stolz and Masterson is powerful and real, something missing in almost all John Hughes films, and it pays off. This one has stayed with me since it came out, and I've watched it since and it holds up really well. Great supporting actors like John Ashton and Elias Koteaus provide fun comedy breaks, and little Candace Cameron as the little sister is terrific too- she went on to great TV fame. But the strength of the film is the fine acting. Stoltz has the harder more thankless role, and gives it a depth and charm that are a relief to see, and Masterson all but steals the movie. Together they are John Hughes best couple, even though he didn't direct this film.


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