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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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Maddie Corman, like Elias Koteas, was discovered by John Hughes in New York and also suggested she'd be cast in this film. See more »

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When Hardy Jenns and Amanda Jones are in the library, Hardy looks back at Keith and has a pencil tucked behind his ear. In the next shot it's gone. See more »

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Duncan: We're gonna bring this party up to a nice respectable level. Don't worry, we're not gonna hurt anyone. We're not even gonna touch 'em. We're just gonna make 'em cry a little, just by lookin' at 'em.
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Miss Amanda Jones
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham (as Andrew Loog Oldman)
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records Inc.
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28 October 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films which creeps up on you.

On the surface, it is a romantic cliche, but it is extremely well done. The main characters, especially Watts (a very young Mary Stuart Masterson), turn in superb performances, and lift this way above the ordinary.

Good comic-relief from the support cast - watch especially for the scenes with Keith's sister Laura, and the one between Watts and her admirer - which is a real hoot!

For sheer romantic escapism, this film is close enough to perfect. And can be seen over and over.

Enjoy.


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