Some Kind of Wonderful
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- Language : English
- Parcel Dimensions : 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 80 Grams
- Media Format : NTSC
- Release date : Sept. 26 2017
- Studio : Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B074JS3JQC
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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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Set in 1987, four teens are in upper years of a U.S. high school. An artistically inclined come mechanic Kieth (Stolz) is friends with a tomboy, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) and they have been friends since primary school and been taking each other from granted. Keith is under stress from his dad to select a college and keeps hiding his own opinion about if he wants to study. He casts his eyes to an Uptown Girl, (Lea Thompson) who is associated with a wealthy, arrogant student. (Craig Sheffer). Craig sees his girlfriend going away from his circle to Kieth, and plans to beat him up to regain control over her. The social structure balance is about to change as they interact with each other. What happens next?
The film is beautifully balanced romance and sweet kindness. It's not totally realistic maybe but it's so sweet its a pleasure to watch. The actors are 100% capable of explaining their individual characters and gelling together. The film characters have little exclusion of characters, such as the skinhead has good manners! Watts isn't academic but still a friend who sees explanations of social motives clearly and has a kind character. I think the primary motive for Watts action is that she is thinking she isn't alluring enough to compete with Keith's desire and come out straight and tell Keith how she feels about him. She fears to do this she may lose him outright. Kieth and Watts have grown up together since primary school, and when their friendship is under stress with this new romantic inclination, Watts realises her own growing uncovering feelings of attachment to Kieth and wants to get him back but does this subtle under - the - radar plan of helping him to get his girlfriend romantic enmeshed. Its a beautifully written classic i really enjoy. A long while ago, i wrote a fan letter to Mary Stuart Masterson and she gave sent a lovely letter back!
Story does or doesn’t have a happy ending?? Watch it, and see what you decide on that too....
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It’s my favourite John Hughes film, with some amazing characters. And........ in my opinion, the best on screen kiss!
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