New York Times - 02/27/1987
"...The John Hughes method has paid off....[Masterson turns Watts] into a figure ennobled by her fierce longing..."
Variety - 02/25/1987
"...A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story...Fine characterizations and lucid dialog..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/27/1987
"...[A] cheerfully satisfying teen-age fairy tale....Deutch has directed it well, with nicely utilized music..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/21/1992
"...Surprisingly thoughtful as it considers the conflicts between popularity and sincerity..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...[The film] can make you cry with nostalgia..."
Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Y]ou've got a recipe for the perfect teen angst drama."
Keith (Eric Stoltz) is finishing up with high school. A sensitive loner, he prefers to work on his art over going to sporting events and hanging with the cool crowd. Instead, he platonically whiles away the hours with Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), the pixieish drummer girl he's known since grade school. But Keith does have one popular obsession: Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the most desired girl in school--and girlfriend of obnoxious rich guy Hardy Jens (Craig Scheffer). When Hardy and Amanda part ways, Keith finally has his chance---and true blue Watts will do all that she can, even it that means biting her tongue and suppressing her true feelings for her longtime friend. John Hughes' follow-up to the classic PRETTY IN PINK takes essentially the same story and flips the gender roles, with another positive "follow-your-heart" message and a great soundtrack featuring the Jesus & Mary Chain, Flesh For Lulu, and the March Violets.
Coming Of Age |
High School Friends |
Love Story |
Love Triangle |
Love Triangles |
Film Collectors & Archivists: Alpha Video is actively looking for rare and
unusual pre-1943 motion pictures, in good condition, from Monogram, PRC,
Tiffany, Chesterfield, and other independent studios for release on DVD. We
are also interested in TV shows from the early 1950s. Share your passion
for films with a large audience.
Let us know what you have.