Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
This time it ends with the underdogs together. Oddly enough, it's this conclusion that feels phony, seeing as Stoltz has spent the last 80 minutes arranging his dream date with Lea.
The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lighter and less filling than usual.
Some Kind of Wonderful is yet another film in which Hughes and his team show a special ability to make an entertaining movie about teenagers.
| Original Score: 3/4
Like her energy, Masterson's beauty is kinetic, internalized, and she's a winner even if the film itself runs third in the Hughes opus on teenhood.