Some time ago I watched Pretty in Pink again and was less than impressed with it, and the fact that Andie picked Blane. So I picked up a copy of Some Kind of Wonderful as an antidote, seeing as that had the ending I was looking for. But damn it if watching these old films just isn’t the same as when I was younger. Why can’t I keep that feeling I had back then when watching them? Because SKOW is fine, but I wasn’t thrilled by the end, or by much of the rest really. Still, to amuse myself I wrote down my thoughts as I watched, in an attempt at one of those ‘real time’ reviews. What we have here is less a review and more the mad ramblings of someone with too much time on her hands. I also did this about six months ago and then decided it was too dorky to ever be put up on my blog, but you know what? I am dorky, so here ya go. At some point I decided to put the times in, but not for the first ten minutes and I’m too lazy to put the thing back in my DVD player.
We open with a drum solo and a montage of…train tracks, snogging and drums. Huh. Oh ok, we’re establishing that Eric Stoltz is a hard working mechanic who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. He is not scared of trains either, as he nonchalantly walks up to one, scaring the crap out of the driver. Later he looks longingly at Craig Scheffer (Uncle Keith from One Tree Hill. Yes I know he’s been in other stuff. I would refer to him as Uncle Keith here, but sadly Stoltz is Keith in the film, and that could just get confusing.). He wants his car. Or possibly his girlfriend.
Watts, Keith’s tomboy best friend who loves him for some unknown reason, is hitting a drum with a heart on it. Subtle. Keith’s dad is that dude from Beverly Hills Cop. Keith is the first guy in his family to go to college, so there’s no pressure there or anything. Keith wants to go to art school but his dad won’t let him.
Watts is pretty cool. She doesn’t have school books, or study, and she wears a black cap and jacket and is never without her sticks. Keith is a bit of a dork, but he’ll attempt to kick your ass if you call Watts a lesbian. Frankly I think Watts can take care of herself.
And here’s a cut because I go on a fair bit.