Some Kind of Wonderful Movie Poster
  • Released
  • PG-13, 1 hr 34 min
  • Romance
  • 9 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 teen drama written by John Hughes. This film contains a fair amount of cursing, including "f--k" and "s--t." A tomboy gets referred to as a lesbian in a pejorative manner. There's some mild locker room semi-nudity (girls in camisoles and underwear). There are some teenagers that smoke, with consequences, and some references to drinking, although no characters become drunk. Part of the plot is the threat of one character planning to beat up another, but he's thwarted and no violence occurs. Parents should also be aware that there are some "types" in the movie (like "punk," "rich girl," and "tomboy"), but that the movie goes past clichés to treat them as people. There's very little diversity in the cast: The only black characters are members of the permanent detention-room crowd. And as in other John Hughes teen movies, adults are universally clueless and out-of-touch at best -- or worse, as in the case of the middle-aged male high school teacher taken in by the manipulative seductive touching and flirtation of an attractive female student.

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