Reviews

Some Kind Of Wonderful

3

"I like art, I work in a gas station, my best friend is a tomboy. These things don't fly too well in the American high school..." The dialogue has the ring of classic John Hughes, but don’t get your hopes too high: this is a middleweight work from the master of 80s teen angst. Don’t get us wrong. By anyone else’s standards it’s a decent enough time-waster. Eric Stoltz is solid as the sensitive high schooler ignoring his clearly smitten best mate Mary Stuart Masterson in order to pursue class queen Lea Thompson. But the film never quite generates the spark of a Pretty In Pink (also helmed by Howard Deutsch), let alone a Ferris Bueller's Day Off. 

 

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: November 4th 2004