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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 February 1987 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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$18,553,948 (USA)
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Several years before this movie was filmed, Eric Stoltz had been the original choice to play Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985), and he had even shot five weeks' worth of footage as Marty before he was replaced by Michael J. Fox. Lea Thompson, who plays one of Stoltz's love interests in Some Kind of Wonderful, played his would-be character's mother in Back to the Future. See more »

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Keith arrives home after taking his savings out of the bank and starts to go upstairs. He puts his sunglasses in his shirt pocket, but when his father calls him into the room, they're hanging from the front of his t-shirt. See more »

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Keith Nelson: I'm sorry. I'm sorry I was so hard on you.
Watts: Me too.
Keith Nelson: You always hurt the ones you love.
Watts: So when are you going to beat the shit out of Amanda Jones?
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I Go Crazy
Written by James Mitchell, Kevin Mills, Nick Marsh & Rocco Barker
Performed by Flesh for Lulu
Produced by Stephen Hague
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records
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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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