Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

DVD - 2006 | Special collector's ed
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A high school tomboy has a crush on her best friend, and is distraught when he falls for a rich snob. Keith, Watts and Amanda prove once and for all that you've got to risk a broken heart in order to find your one true love.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2006]
Edition: Special collector's ed
ISBN: 9786317031104
631703110X
Branch Call Number: DVD SOME
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo Dolby digital 2.0
NTSC
video file,DVD video,Region 1

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LiztheLibrarian Jan 30, 2018

This is one of my favorite John Hughes movies, second only to the Breakfast Club.


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lukasevansherman
Jun 15, 2018

For the edification of the previous reviewer, "Some Kind of Wonderful" came out in 1987. Most think of this as a John Hughes film and while he did write and produce, it was directed by Howard Deutch, who also did "Pretty in Pink." "Wonderful" is basically "Pink" with the genders reversed. People of a certain age have an inordinate fondness for Hughes movies, particularly the Molly Ringwald trilogy and "Ferris Bueller," but they're maybe not movies that are great to watch when you're older as their flaws are glaring. Anyway, Eric Stotlz is the nice guy artist type from the wrong side of the tracks, Lea Thompson is the beautiful object of his desire, and Mary Stuart Masterston (the highlight of the film his tomboy drummer best friend who has a crush on him. There's also a well-intentioned father, a punk rocker, and Thompson's evil rich boyfriend (every 80s movie has one). The soundtrack is not particularly memorable, but have fun with the Rolling Stones references. Thompson and Deutch would marry and they have a daughter that's now an actress.

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caisterdavid
Mar 27, 2018

Why doesn't the Library ever list the Movies they get, by the year they were made, not by the year the Library bought them? I don't think generally any card holder actually cares when the library got the selection.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 30, 2018

This is one of my favorite John Hughes movies, second only to the Breakfast Club.

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BridgettM
Apr 12, 2017

This is one of the least-known movies written by John Hughes. It has much in common with the hit Pretty in Pink, and I've read that Some Kind of Wonderful was an attempt to rewrite the wrong of Pretty in Pink's ending, which was changed to appease test audiences. If you are a fan of teen movies, give this one a chance, and if you like Pretty In Pink, you're bound to enjoy this, too. Some Kind of Wonderful is rated PG-13.

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DollyWannaCracker
Dec 27, 2014

great movie!

lasertravis Oct 26, 2012

Lesser known John Hughes penned romantic 80's flick. I like it but it isn't quite on the same level as his bigger hits (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science, etc). Similar theme of cliques and loser-ish character finding unexpected love interest.

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krazyk
Apr 24, 2010

krazyk thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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