Parents' Guide to

Some Kind of Wonderful

By Ellen Twadell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Classic John Hughes teen drama has lots of cursing.

Movie PG-13 1987 93 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

feel good 80's movie for teens.

cool movie . mostly for teens though. the 80's which is cool . i love this movie so much.

Is It Any Good?

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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL is typical of the teen movies of the 1980s like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club, an effective blend of raw emotion and familiar character types. The familiar-seeming love triangle forces all of the protagonists to rethink what they want from each other and the world and the best ways of reaching these goals. In the end, each has to demonstrate courage and understanding to get what is best for all of them.

Teenagers might find the movie a little silly and outdated in some ways (the clothes and music are very '80s), but the dialogue is very real and funny, and the cast turns in excellent performances, especially Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson. Parents will have a chance to relive their high school days and hopefully start some conversations about challenges and triumphs of their own.

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