Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

Director: Howard Deutch Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed)

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In a gender-reversed version of his previous hit Pretty in Pink, John Hughes retreads all-too- familiar ground in Some Kind of Wonderful, the story of a sensitive, young would-be artist, Keith (Eric Stoltz), who vies for the affection of his high school's popularity queen, Amanda (Lea Thompson), seemingly out of some deep-rooted insecurity regarding his social ineptitude. He enlists the help of his butch best friend and fellow misfit, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), unaware that she secretly pines for him. While she goads him to give up his pointless pursuit of Amanda, he encounters one other small obstacle -- Amanda's rich bully of a boyfriend, Hardy (Craig Sheffer), who threatens Keith with a face rearrangement. Undeterred, Keith decides he will, by any means necessary, escort his dream girl to the prom -- but not before he buys her expensive jewelry with the money from his college fund in order to impress her. (Hughes expects the audience to side with Keith when his father protests.) Some Kind of Wonderful is pure fantasy, but the plot is too tired and flawed for it to be completely satisfactory escapism. Still, the performances are all-around good and the ending is slightly more likeable than its predecessor's. Hughes decided to use the original Pretty in Pink ending, which had been dropped from the original after poor audience response at the advance screenings.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
UPC: 0032429264190
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 5,795

Special Features

cc Commentary by Director Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson The Making of Some Kind of Wonderful Meet the Cast of Some Kind of Wonderful The Music John Hughes Time Capsule Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Stoltz Keith Nelson
Mary Stuart Masterson Watts/"Drummer Girl"
Lea Thompson Amanda Jones
Craig Sheffer Hardy Jenns
John Ashton Cliff Nelson
Elias Koteas Duncan
Molly Hagan Shayne
Maddie Corman Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot Carol Nelson
Candace Cameron Cindy Nelson
Chynna Phillips Mia
Carmine Caridi Museum Guard
Lee Garlington Gym Instructor
Laura Leigh Hughes Holly
Peter Elbing Maitre d'
Patricia Gaul Mrs. Gale
Ken Kimmins Detention Teacher
James MacDonald Hardy's Friend
J. Patrick McNamara Fight Teacher
Jonathan Schmock Carparker
James Vallely Carparker
Christine Spiotta Waitress
Steve Alterman Party Guest
Pamela Anderson Party Guest
Cathy Cavadini Party Guest
Ike Eisenmann Party Guest
Deborah Fallender Party Guest
Noelle Harling Party Guest
Vernon Scott Party Guest
Scott Coffey Ray
Barbara Iley Party Guest
Paige Pollack Party Guest

Technical Credits
Howard Deutch Director
Michael Chinich Executive Producer
Ronald B. Colby Executive Producer
John Hughes Producer,Screenwriter
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
John Musser Score Composer
Gregory Pickrell Art Director,Production Designer
Josan F. Russo Production Designer
Bud Smith Editor
Scott Smith Editor
Linda Spheeris Set Decoration/Design
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Judith Weiner Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Some Kind of Wonderful
1. Chapter 1 [7:44]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [13:25]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [5:06]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [10:48]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [:06]
2. Chapter 2 [:43]
3. Chapter 3 [:06]
4. Chapter 4 [2:24]
5. Chapter 5 [:05]
6. Chapter 6 [2:04]
7. Chapter 7 [:01]
1. Main Title [3:24]
2. College Plans [3:38]
3. Perfect Friend [2:53]
4. Creatively Inclined [4:39]
5. The Rich and the Beautiful [6:04]
6. Detention [5:34]
7. Asking Out Amanda [5:12]
8. A Ride Home [7:41]
9. Hardy's Invitation [10:46]
10. Not Giving In [2:46]
11. Amanda's Friends [1:46]
12. College Funds [1:49]
13. Kissing Lesson [:16]
14. Amanda Jones [3:32]
15. Where's The Money, Keith? [2:25]
16. Chauffeured Date [4:45]
17. Dinner For Two [2:17]
18. Private Showing [4:15]
19. Hollywood Bowl [3:17]
20. Hardy Jenns' Party [5:32]
21. For The Right Reasons [6:40]
22. End Credits [2:03]

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Some Kind of Wonderful 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. It's just as good as Pretty In Pink. maybe even better.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this movie. Eric Stoltz is wonderful in it and so is Mary Stuart Masterson and a great supporting role by Lea Thompson. Everything about this movie is is truly Some Kind of Wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
you know i discovered this movie a couple years ago its so real when i was watching it ii wanted to cry i was shocked every body should love this movie its number 6 in my book eric stolz great actor lea thompson very good for her time
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie alot and it has to be one of the best 80's movie's ever!
lubnikki More than 1 year ago
great movie.! its about being yourself and romance its hard to explain the movie because it has so much in it sooo take my word for it and watch it.! one of the best 80s movies even though the 80s has soo many good movies i mean what happend.? i wish all the movies were like these ones.! im 14 years old (people like to know my age).
Eagledivah More than 1 year ago
This movie is a teen comedy about dating, plans for the future, and being true to yourself. As in other John Hughes films, the movie doesn't talk down to teens and takes their emotions, fears, thoughts and dreams seriously. The performances of Thompson, Masterson and Stoltz are fantastic. I believe this was Masterson's first film, and she's amazing in it. Stoltz is great as Keith, the misfit who at the end does get the girl. It's one I remember from my adolescence, and love that is available on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ending is predictable, but it's a really great movie that should be recongized...
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