Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) - Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

2

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 137 found boring (9.48%)

One-line Reviews (54)

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.

This was the worst movie made .

And the kiss scene between Keith and Watts was so intense that I was convinced from that point on that Keith would forget all about gorgeous Amanda and realise that Watts liked him all along and that he likes her.

read the back cover and it seemed worth the watch.

Different, but really enjoyable .

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

Highly Enjoyable, Great Music, Awesome Actors .

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Very good movie, I enjoyed it very well!

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

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

An enjoyable enough movie for it's particular genre.

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

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.

The ending is average and predictable.

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.

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.

Don't waste your time on this!!

This feature presents a successful young generation of actors and actresses and it is highly nostalgic and entertaining to watch it again thirty and something years after its release.

I felt the ending was contrived.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

80's style, reasonably enjoyable teen flick.

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

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

this is a movie worth watching.

An excellent cast and generous contemporary music tracks help to make this film very enjoyable.

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

I highly recommend it.

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.

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.

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?

And the ending was utterly predictable.

Sounds cliché?

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

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

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.

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

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

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.