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Pretty in Pink/Some Kind of Wonderful [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Pretty in Pink features:
  • 5 featurettes
  • Favorite scenes
  • Commentary by director Howard Deutch
  • Wrap up: the epilogue
  • Photo gallery
  • The original ending: the lost dance
  • Some Kind of Wonderful features:
  • Commentary by director Howard Deutch and actress Lea Thompson
  • The making of Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Meet the cast
  • The music
  • John Hughes time capsule

Synopsis

Some Kind of Wonderful
In a gender-reversed version of his previous hit Pretty in Pink, John Hughes retreads all-too- familiar ground in Some Kind of Wonderful, the story of a sensitive, young would-be artist, Keith (Eric Stoltz), who vies for the affection of his high school's popularity queen, Amanda (Lea Thompson), seemingly out of some deep-rooted insecurity regarding his social ineptitude. He enlists the help of his butch best friend and fellow misfit, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), unaware that she secretly pines for him. While she goads him to give up his pointless pursuit of Amanda, he encounters one other small obstacle -- Amanda's rich bully of a boyfriend, Hardy (Craig Sheffer), who threatens Keith with a face rearrangement. Undeterred, Keith decides he will, by any means necessary, escort his dream girl to the prom -- but not before he buys her expensive jewelry with the money from his college fund in order to impress her. (Hughes expects the audience to side with Keith when his father protests.) Some Kind of Wonderful is pure fantasy, but the plot is too tired and flawed for it to be completely satisfactory escapism. Still, the performances are all-around good and the ending is slightly more likeable than its predecessor's. Hughes decided to use the original Pretty in Pink ending, which had been dropped from the original after poor audience response at the advance screenings. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Pretty in Pink
John Hughes crafts an exemplary '80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry Dean Stanton). She works at a record store with eccentric Ionia (Annie Potts) and is considered a misfit at her uppity high school, but somehow she rises above them all. Her oddball best friend, Duckie (Jon Cryer), is hopelessly in love with her, so he causes trouble for her romantic pursuits. When local rich kid Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) develops a fascination with her, they go out on a date together. Visiting the home bases of each social clique, they are basically ridiculed for their audacity to date one another. When Blaine eventually asks the delighted Andie to the prom, he is threatened by his rich friend Steff (James Spader). The romance versus high school social politics finally culminates at the big night of the prom. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Eric Stoltz
    Eric Stoltz - Keith Nelson
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson - Watts/"Drummer Girl"
  • Lea Thompson
    Lea Thompson - Amanda Jones
  • Craig Sheffer
    Craig Sheffer - Hardy Jenns
  • John Ashton
    John Ashton - Cliff Nelson
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