Some Kind Of Wonderful

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Howard Deutch
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Run, run, run.|He's gonna get you.

Good, he's dead.

It's semiconscious Keith.|Hi, ugly.

- Hi, honey. How was work?|- All right.

You still haven't told me|when you're gonna cut your hair.

I got it cut, Mom.

Mom, you're flapping your lips in vain.|Keith vacated.

Keith!|Keith, is that you?

- Yep.|- Hey, pal.

Been checking out some colleges.

Dad, you going to college?

That's great.

If I'd gone to college, I wouldn't be|selling tires six days a week.

That's what you're gonna be doing|if you don't get with the program.

Come here. Take a look a these.|Bunch of new ones came in the mail.

"Co-ed Phys Ed."

Can I do this later?

Jesus, Keith, l...

I'm not trying to|break your back here, pal.

I know.

I just want you to|think about your future.

You got a shot to be|the first guy in this family...

who didn't have to wash his hands|after a day's work.

"Co-ed Phys Ed."


I'm looking for that song about the guy|that killed himself...

for the girl|that hated his guts.

Do you know what song|I'm talking about?

Do you understand the concept|of the word "privacy"?

Yes, I do, and that's why|I never let anyone in my room.

Get out of here|before I throw your ass out my window.

- God, are you in a nice mood today.|- I said, get out.

Is this a side effect|of being massively unliked or what?

I get a black-and-blue mark,|you're dead!


Look at it.|You see what he did to me?

Get your head out of the light.

Sweetheart, I can't say that|I see anything. I'm sure it hurts.

Mom, then you need some glasses.

At this point, if I wanted to lie out|I could not wear a bathing suit.

You know, exposing your skin to sunlight|will make you old before your time...

and eventually you'll look|like an albino raisin.

- Thank you, Cindy.|- My pleasure.

- Stay out of his room.|- Yeah.

And you...

see me if you've got a problem with her|before you start roughing her up.

What right does she have|to break into my room?

And I did not rough her up.

I have practically no feeling left|in the upper part of my arm.

Drop it!

You know, that suggests|a circulatory problem.

I'd put more fiber into my diet|and spend less time on the phone.

- Shut up, please.|- It's my pleasure.

I wish just once you guys|could experience the humiliation...

of having the weirdest guy|in a huge school be a blood relative.

Your father said drop it.

This whole family revolves around Keith,|and I'm sick of it.

Laura, that is absolutely not true,|and you know it.

Excuse me.

Honey, you haven't|finished your dinner.

You know, I don't think|I've had a balanced meal here.

I think I'm missing one|of the important food groups.

Hey, Keith,|what about these colleges?

I expect an answer.

Did you get your eight|essential vitamins today?

Are you aware|of how close that was?

Come on, Mr. Sunshine.

Skill beyond skill.


Imagine what I can do|when I get my driver's license back.

Don't you have any books?

No, not on me.|I forgot 'em.

You never study.

You must be getting heat|from the old man about college again.

That's all he thinks about.

Well, it's probably better to have an|old man nagging you about your future...

than no old man|not nagging you about nothing.

Things aren't too great|at home, huh?

Hey, it don't matter.|As long as you stand by me, I'm covered.

Where would I be without you?

Seeing as I drive you to school every|morning, you'd probably be at home...

asleep in bed.

Do you mind?

Very much so.

I think it's hip you paint.|I think it's hip I drum.


It's perfect that we're friends.

You know, I'm beginning to think...


That's original.|How long you been pulling that one?

- Watts.|- No, wait.

How long have you been a lesbian?

Excuse me?

You have a little bit too much up front|to be a guy, so you must be a lesbian.

I beg your pardon.

You know, a little too much|breastage here...

Shut up!

You f*ggot. Come on!

That's enough.|Break it up.

That's enough.

- Animal!|- Clear out.


Oh, sweetheart...

See, wait a minute, okay?

They jumped me. Why don't you|nail them? I didn't do anything.

Those aren't mine.

Oh, man, that's just for show.

I don't...

It's like, those were a gift|from your wife.

You just got detention, mister.

For what? For what?

Come on. We'll talk about it|in detention hall.

What's this?

Isabella of Spain.

Women who rule.

Are we getting feisty?


Yo, are you sitting down?

No, I'm walking down the hall.|Why?

- I've got some bad news for you.|- What?

It's unconfirmed,|but I got it from a reliable source.

- What?|- I think your father's in school.

Has Keith decided|on a school yet?

We're zeroing in on a few.

Well, he indicated to me that he was|interested in a couple of art schools.

I don't think that's gonna happen.

Comes out of an art school,|what's he qualified to do?

I'm looking for a good business program.|I think he has a good head for business.

Well, the indications|I've gotten...

are that he's more|creatively inclined.

Fine. But we're looking|for a business school.

He can be creative|in his spare time.

How's he doing otherwise?


Grades holding up okay?

Very well.


thanks for the help.

Call me any time you have a question.|Don't hesitate.

I will. Thank you.|I appreciate it.

You're welcome.

Keith Nelson.

Could I ask you a question|about number five on...

page three?

Hi, honey!

Could I go to the nurse?

Trust is the basis|of any relationship.

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An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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