Tuesday, September 21, 2010

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: You look good wearing my future.

Some Kind of Wonderful tends to fall to the wayside when it comes to amazing teen 80s movies, but it's always been one of my faves. I mean, even the title is awesome.

Eric Stotlz as Kieth, the shy introspective romantic hero, and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts (seriously, that's her name in the movie) as the boyish pixie who secretly pines after him = perfect casting. Watts gets totally blown off in the movie when Kieth asks her to be the chauffeur on his date with the Amanda Jones, the most popular girl in school.

The John Hughes script perfectly encapsulates one of the world's trickiest relationship dilemmas: what happens when you're madly in love with your best friend? Click the video to watch a nearly perfect movie ending (and Hughes's answer to the ending he was totally against in Pretty in Pink.)

PS if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was made into a movie in the 80s, Mary Stuart Masterson would be the perfect Lisbeth Salander!

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