Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) - Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

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.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 13 out of 127 found boring (10.23%)

One-line Reviews (51)

The three principals are very good in this mostly predictable film, especially Masterson as Watts.

80's style, reasonably enjoyable teen flick.

Very good movie, I enjoyed it very well!

The central love triangle could be viewed as predictable, but the acting goes some way towards making Some Kind of Wonderful more entertaining than it has a right to be.

The happily-ever-after cliché lives on, with money wasted on earrings.

What is different about what he writes, is that it is socially accurate, as well as being seriously entertaining.

Maybe it's just because of the positive memories I have associated with this film, but I think it is very entertaining.

Although many parallels can be drawn to Pretty in Pink, I felt it was more enjoyable that Stolz and Lea Thompson were both from lower/middle class families.

I must warn you, however, that the plot is rather predictable and some of the dialogue may leave you scratching your head.

The soundtrack is stunning and well worth getting on CD even if you've got the video/DVD

Don't waste your time on this!!

And although you could guess the ending, it's an enjoyable watch all the way.

Truly worth the watch, "Some Kind of Wonderful" will touch your heart.

Likewise things move too quickly with Amanda and Keith – the promise of a first date being the same as "dating" and the emotional events that follow being far too intense, the love professed too deep and the lessons learnt too important and big to be sustained by the rather basic development that underpins them.

An enjoyable enough movie for it's particular genre.

Highly Enjoyable, Great Music, Awesome Actors .

V that we truly get a glimpse of this very entertaining and charming movie.

This movie is entertaining because the characters are thoughtful and intelligent.

The practice kiss that Watts and Keith shared was well worth the watch, anyway.

Hughes movies were never great on plot, he took basic somewhat clichéd stories and made them fresh with good dialog and engaging actors.

Styupid boyz >_<Overall, a very sweet film with enjoyable characters you want to see succeed, not just get a punch in the kisser.

The film was on the whole well acted and the comic relief, much more prevalent than in other 80's flicks of the same nature, was quite fast paced and genuinely funny.

And how can you beat that great opening theme by the late, lamented Propaganda?

Here Molly Ringwald has been replaced with Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson in a somewhat contrived plot.

Released a year after Pretty In Pink, writer John Hughes further cemented his status as the king of teenage angst with this funny, charming and entertaining picture.

read the back cover and it seemed worth the watch.

Of all John Hughes films this is the most enjoyable, as I'm sure everyone can relate to the characters and having feelings for your best guy friend.

But when the "so-called secret" is revealed, it's breathtaking.

Other than Eric Stoltz, I found the teen characters here completely unrealistic, some of them of late college age, and others either totally unlikable, badly acted, or empty inside where it counts.

Even though I found it to be just as entertaining, and even rewarding.

And the ending was utterly predictable.

This was the worst movie made .

A narrow and predictable plot certainly does not help, as the audience is never in doubt about the outcome.

Last but not least we have the beautifull,breathtaking,astonishing, Mary Stuart Masterson!

I liked it, and it was very entertaining, and because of this reason I'm giving it a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the highest), the acting is what really helps the score out!

He has always had a talent for writing realistic and engaging characters as shown in many of his other films including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone, & Uncle Buck.

this is a movie worth watching.

Sounds cliché?

Different, but really enjoyable .

It's a wishy-washy, often boring take on the same old "us versus them" concept, wrapped up in the hopeless chase of the school beauty.

But then you get this movie, which by all accounts should be excellent, but when you look at the trite storyline and shallow characters you think "John Hughes wrote this?

It may not be a masterpiece, but it is an entertaining teen movie, and the soundtrack is great!!!

I highly recommend it and it is a very worthwhile movie viewing experience.

The ending is average and predictable.

To me it's along the lines of Say Anything in terms of a good story and great and engaging acting.

I highly recommend it.

The rating was average, but I was bored, so I thought, "Oh, what the hell.

I felt the ending was contrived.

The story itself is fairly predictable - the rich, good looking guy who's a manipulative jerk is going out with the school's hottest chick, while on the other side of the tracks, a loner works as a mechanic and hangs out with a tomboy who finds it hard to hide her feelings about him.

It's funnier, more heart-warming, deeper, and just plain more entertaining.

The situation of Thompson apparently using Stoltz to get back at old boyfriend Craig Scheffer was absurd, cliched and boring, presenting an obnoxious story that shows a generation who would now be parents of post college age adults acting just as badly as the young generation today.