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Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition) (1987)

Eric Stoltz , Mary Stuart Masterson , Howard Deutch  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer, John Ashton
  • Directors: Howard Deutch
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: John Hughes, Michael Chinich, Ronald Colby
  • Format: AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FZETKC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,080 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

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  • The Making of Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Meet the Cast
  • The Music
  • John Hughes Time Capsule
  • Photo Gallery

Editorial Reviews

A young tomboy, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith (Eric Stoltz), run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school, Amanda, (Lea Thompson). Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, Hardy (Craig Scheffer), who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.

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107 of 114 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This 80's John Hughes gem wasn't as popular as some of his other movies (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink), which is a shame because it's every bit as good as those flicks, if not better. The plot of Pretty In Pink is sort of rehashed here: a teen from the poor side of town (Eric Stoltz subbing for Molly Ringwald), has got eyes for a popular teen (Lea Thompson subbing for Andrew McCarthy), and has a free-thinkin', seemingly gay best friend of the opposite gender (Mary Stuart Masterson subbing for Jon Cryer) that winds up being the person they should end up with. There's even the token jerk that causes problems for everyone (Craig Sheffer subbing for James Spader.)
The original ending of Pretty In Pink was changed after test audiences said they would rather Molly Ringwald's character end up with Andrew McCarthy's, instead of Jon Cryer's. (Wrong! At least in my opinion.) They got it right in "Some Kind Of Wonderful." What a great 80's teen flick this is! Not too sappy, not too dramatic- everything gets balanced out with little drops of humor here and there. Candace Cameron is hilarious in every one of her scenes (check her out as Eric Stoltz's younger sister before she wound up on TV's migraine headache inducing "Full House"); so is Maddie Corman who plays the middle sister. (She later ended up on Margaret Cho's short lived "All American Girl" sitcom and was in another GREAT 80's teen flick called "Seven Minutes in Heaven" which also starred Jennifer Connelly.)
If you love this movie, or are a fan of the John Hughes genre, you should also check out the "Some Kind Of Wonderful" soundtrack. It's every bit as GREAT as the "Pretty In Pink" soundtrack.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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This was the most memorable line in the whole movie... when the tom girl in love with her best guy friend tells the popular girl to watch out! Hmmm... this should have been a signal that she was a keeper. The 80's was really captured in this movie and it signals the genres theme of teenage turmoil in a greedy decade. I'm glad the best friends ended up together. Sometimes it's true that our feelings run deep and we have no idea until a rival comes along.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 80's Film July 9, 2004
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1987's Some Kind Of Wonderful is a gender-revised version of 1986's Pretty In Pink. Eric Stoltz takes the place of Molly Ringwald and Lea Thompson & Mary Stuart Masterson do the same for Andrew McCarthy & Jon Cryer. Mr. Stoltz plays Keith a loner, artistic type who works at a garage and whose best friend is a tom girl, drummer Watts played by Ms. Masterson. Keith pines after Amanda Jones (Ms. Thompson), one of the most popular girls in school. Amanda dates the spoiled rich boy Hardy Jenns (Craig Sheffer) and after they fight, Keith swoops in and asks Amanda for a date, to which she agrees. Keith finds out that the whole date is just a setup to get him to Jenns' house so he can beat him up, he still continues with the date. He sets an elaborate evening, dinner at a fancy restaurant, art museum after hours and a set of diamond earrings. It turns out that Amanda isn't some spoiled rich girl, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who sold herself out for popularity. All the while, Watts is secretly in love with Keith and in the end after a showdown at Jenns' house where he is exposed as a chicken and fraud, Keith realizes his true feelings for Watts and they kiss. The movie is filled with nice performances by the three leads, but it is the supporting players that give the best performances. John Ashton is perfectly gruff and pushing as Keith's dad, Maddie Corman is the classic, annoying younger sister, but Elias Koteas steals the show as Duncan, the school thug who befriends Keith. Mr. Koteas throws out some classic lines. This was the last film John Hughes would write or director in the classic 80's teen angst vein. The soundtrack to the film is excellent, featuring no name bands like Flesh For Lulu, The Licking Tins and Furniture and it captures the essence of the films.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Kind of Breathtaking... October 20, 2005
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I first saw this movie on TV as a college student. I loved it so much that an old boyfriend went out and bought it for me on VHS tape. I have watched this movie so many times I'm surprised the VHS tape is still working!

The actors are perfectly cast in the leads. They are so believeable in their portrayals that I could have gone to high school with them. The kissing scene is HOT. Clothes don't need to come off for you to feel the hot wind of chemistry and passion that blows off that first kiss scene.

The characters are not glossy, and that is what I love about John Hughes. He portrays coming-of-age in all its naked and truest glory, not the perfect airbrushed schlock that has come out in later years.

If you're looking to see character development and great plot set to a great soundtrack, this is your type of movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always loved this film... October 16, 2002
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John Hughes (here as producer) has always put together some films about teenagers that made them filled with interesting traits, true feelings and genuine situations. Though this film is a bit far-fetched, it has the best characters (tomboy, skinhead, nerd, popular girl in school, rich fool). I've loved Mary Stuart Masterson since this film, and have made an attempt to see everything she's done since. Lea Thompson had the hardest part, trying to be cool and "real" at the same time. Eric Stoltz was never better looking, truly handsome, belying his previous role in "Mask" and future independent film projects, as well as carrying the lead role with genuine confidence. Elias Koteas is a real delight as Duncan, the skinhead; later he was in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as a romantic lead, and the great Terrence Malick used him to excellent advantage in "The Thin Red Line". This film really marks the beginning of many fine film careers. The use of current popular music in all of Hughes' films has always added to their appeal, as well as good writing. This was a little more brutal than "16 Candles", but it hit all the right nerves. Also, as a middle-aged baby boomer, the emotions involved, I must say, are as relevent now as then. It was also a pleasure to see John Ashton ("Beverly Hills Cop") as the dad; he plays the bewildered authority figure very well. The DVD release offers an excellent transfer of the film (1.85:1 LBX) as well as great sound. A true feel-good film, this is real entertainment and I wish there were more like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I How Miss John Hughes
Director John Hughes was the master of the "teen films" when I was a kid, however we didn't see them as kid stuff. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie!
Just as good as I remembered. All the actors were great in this movie. Love the story too about self-sacrifice and friendship.
Published 26 days ago by Dorothy R. Brant
3.0 out of 5 stars rating
I saw this movie for the first time, many years ago. This time I expected a little bit more. Sequence of events leading up to the ending lacked intrigue.
Published 29 days ago by Opal
4.0 out of 5 stars some kind of wonderful food sho
I've always loved this movie. Its been on my favorites list for 25 years. I would recommend it to everyone on a Sunday afternoon.
Published 1 month ago by Stacy Mutchler
4.0 out of 5 stars Saw it by accident
This movie came as a complete surprise

I was glad I saw it, but my teenage daughter didn't.

So I bought it, it is a good memory
Published 1 month ago by Javelin SST72
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's baby!
Old school baby! If you love 80's movies you will have to buy this dvd! This movie is pretty killer! Everybody should have this movie in your collection!
Published 1 month ago by drummer593
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME 80's MOVIE
IF YOU LOVE 80's MOVIES, YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE. GREAT LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP MOVIE. FANTASTIC TWIST OF EVENTS. ENJOY.
Published 2 months ago by L.R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy
Awesome movie great purchase. I would recommend it. I love showing my children what movies were like when I was growing up.
Published 3 months ago by Candy
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie for everyone
my husband was very excited to get this for christmas.we really enjoyed watching it together. its a great movie. everyone should see it.
Published 3 months ago by Pam Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Kind of Wonderful (Special Collector's Edition
This was a gift for my sister, it's one of her favorites movies, she was very happy to receive it. Thank you.
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