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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 1987 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Keith Nelson
... Watts
... Amanda Jones
... Hardy Jenns
... Cliff Nelson
... Duncan
... Shayne
... Laura Nelson
... Carol Nelson
... Cindy Nelson (as Candace Cameron)
... Mia
... Ray
Carmine Caridi ... Museum Guard
... Gym Instructor
... Holly
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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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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Some Kinda Wonderful  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,486,701, 1 March 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,553,948
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During the kissing scene between Keith and Watts at the garage, when Keith says, "Your blushing", Watts was blushing for real, she was a little embarrassed, knowing that Keith and Amanda were dating in real life. See more »

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When Watts and Keith are sitting together at the nightclub, the music doesn't match with the band's onstage actions. See more »

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Ray: So you gotta hang around for an hour?
Watts: If I feel like it.
Ray: You know how much damage we could do to each other in an hour?
Watts: It's kind of a revolting thought, actually.
Ray: Really? What's revolting mean?
Watts: Oh, God. Get your hands off me, man.
Ray: Does that mean you wanna come over?
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Summer Kind of Wonderful (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hardest Walk
Written by Jim Reid (as James Reid) & William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Produced by Stephen Hague
Courtesy of Blanco y Negro/WEA Records Ltd.
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Excellent teen love story
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's refreshing to have a movie about teens in love that doesn't rely upon sex to gain the viewer's interest. I love this movie, have probably seen it a a few dozen times, especially in the original, unedited version (that wasn't shortened to fit into a two-hour TV time-slot). It's a classic story, but told from a timeless perspective---the movie first ran in 1987, yet there's extremely little in it that would make it seem "dated."

Mary Stuart Masterson is, as always, superb in her performance. While this is one of her early films, it shows her enormous ability and potential. She plays a playful, feisty, street-smart character that also has a sensitive, shy, and deeply loving side. Mary Stuart's kissing scene is one of the most wonderfully romantic and intense kissing scenes on film that I've seen, yet it has an innocent quality that makes it all the more special.

Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson give excellent performances as well, with good acting and both are able to highlight dialogue with subtle nuances. However, I feel that Mary Stuart's character is the most interesting and emotionally sensitive, enough that she'll bring tears to your eyes. This is an excellent film. It came out at a time when there were a lot of teen movies (Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, etc.), but this is a story that never grows old and is a pleasure to watch again.


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