A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.Written by
Keith sets off the fire alarm in order to be put in morning detention with Amanda. In The Breakfast Club, John Bender is in Saturday detention for setting off the fire alarm. Both movies are by John Hughes. See more »
When Watts is walking away from Keith and Amanda at the end, she wipes away the tears on her right cheek. When Keith calls her name, and she turns around, the tears reappear on her face. See more »
It must be a drag to be a slave to the male sex drive.
It's not just sex.
Oh, you want to start a book club with her?
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UK theatrical version was cut (ca. 3 sec) to secure a 'PG' rating. Uncut version was released on video with a '15' rating. In 2002 the film was resubmitted to the BBFC and rated '12'. See more »
The teenager Keith (Eric Stoltz) is a high-school student and mechanic that lives with his working class family. His father´s ambition is that Keith goes to college but it not his priority since he loves Arts. His best friend is the tomboy Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) and the girl of his dreams is the popular Amanda (Lea Thompson). When she breaks up with his wealthy boyfriend Hardy Jenns (Craig Sheffer), Keith invites Amanda to date and she accepts to get even of Hardy. But the rich boy plans a scheme to humiliate the couple with his friends. Meanwhile Watts discovers her true feelings for Keith.
"Some Kind of Wonderful" is another gem from the wonderful 80´s. 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. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Alguém Muito Especial" ("Someone Very Special")
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