Some Kind of Wonderful

1987 PG-13 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD

Some Kind of Wonderful

1987 PG-13 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this 1980s classic from writer-producer John Hughes, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a tomboy who has a crush on her best friend, Keith (Eric Stoltz). But her feelings go unrequited as Keith falls for the hopelessly feminine Amanda (Lea Thompson), a rich girl with snobby friends. Unfortunately for Keith, Amanda's ex-boyfriend wants her back and is willing to do anything to get her. But does that mean he and Watts are destined to be together?
Cast
Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Craig Sheffer, John Ashton, Elias Koteas, Molly Hagan, Chynna Phillips, Maddie Corman, Candace Cameron Bure
Director
Howard Deutch
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film contains a fair amount of objectionable language that the characters use in dramatic moments, not casually. A tomboy character gets referred to as a lesbian in a pejorative manner. There is some mild locker room semi-nudity (girls in camisoles and underwear) that is more wistful than sexual, as a tomboy character watches her pretty, feminine rival get dressed. There are some teenagers that smoke, with consequences, and some references to drinking, although no characters become intoxicated. Part of the plot is the threat of one character planning to beat up another, but he is thwarted and no violence occurs. Parents should also be aware that there are some "types" in the movie (like "punk," "rich girl," and "tomboy"), but that the movie goes past clich├ęs to treat them as people. There is very little diversity in the cast -- the only black characters are members of the permanent detention-room crowd.

Sexual Content

Intense kissing, references to a girl's virginity.

Violence

Although there is almost no on-screen violence, the threat of a beating hovers over much of the movie.

Language

Some strong language.

Social Behavior

Poor kids are continually put down by rich kids, a girl loses her friends for dating an unpopular boy.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One or two cigarettes, an empty bottle of liquor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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