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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
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  1. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    Love it. Another classic Hughes movie. I have the biggest '80's Boys Crush' on Lea Thompson. The acting is good, the dialogue's witty, this movie is just sweet in every way, even though the final decision seems a little sudden
  2. KourtneyH.
    Mar 1, 2003
    10
    This movie is great.its really sweet.
  3. JeffC.
    Feb 29, 2004
    9
    It is a clasic...will live forever.
  4. MikeS.
    Apr 28, 2005
    10
    So few movies deal with the feelings of being a teenager, this one is an understated gem, always one of my favorites. My girlfriend owns a copy and we watch it every now and then, and it still rings true.
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 50
    It's Mary Stuart Masterson, bringing a depth and tenacity to her role that nowhere appears in the screenplay, who leaves the lasting impression. She escapes the airiness of Hughes's vision to establish something like a human being. [22 Feb 1987]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    Stoltz turns in a restrained, realistic performance, and Thompson is quite good in what could easily have become a thankless role. But far and away, this is Masterson's film. An amazingly mature young actress, Masterson skillfully brings subtlety, depth, and nuance to her character.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    60
    It's Masterson who dominates Some Kind of Wonderful. 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.