A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school…
Release Year: 1987
Rating: 6.8/10 (10,642 voted)
Critic's Score: 55/100
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson
A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.
Mary Stuart Masterson
Candace Cameron Bure
(as Candace Cameron)
Laura Leigh Hughes
Before they could stand together, they had to stand alone.
Release Date: 27 February 1987
Filming Locations: Hollywood Bowl – 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $3,486,701
(1 March 1987)
Did You Know?
The role of Keith Nelson was written with Eric Stoltz in mind.
In the scene where Keith's dad is talking to him after Keith gets out of the shower, Keith's hair is wet. In the next scene the front has dried and then the next scene it's all wet again.
So you gotta hang around for an hour?
If I feel like it.
You know how much damage we could do to each other in an hour?
It's kind of a revolting thought, actually.
Really? What's revolting mean?
Oh, God. Get your hands off me, man.
Does that mean you wanna come over?
Excellent teen love story
It's refreshing to have a movie about teens in love that doesn't rely
upon sex to gain the viewer's interest. I love this movie, have
probably seen it a a few dozen times, especially in the original,
unedited version (that wasn't shortened to fit into a two-hour TV
time-slot). It's a classic story, but told from a timeless
perspective—the movie first ran in 1987, yet there's extremely little
in it that would make it seem "dated."
Mary Stuart Masterson is, as always, superb in her performance. While
this is one of her early films, it shows her enormous ability and
potential. She plays a playful, feisty, street-smart character that
also has a sensitive, shy, and deeply loving side. Mary Stuart's
kissing scene is one of the most wonderfully romantic and intense
kissing scenes on film that I've seen, yet it has an innocent quality
that makes it all the more special.
Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson give excellent performances as well, with
good acting and both are able to highlight dialogue with subtle
nuances. However, I feel that Mary Stuart's character is the most
interesting and emotionally sensitive, enough that she'll bring tears
to your eyes. This is an excellent film. It came out at a time when
there were a lot of teen movies (Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club,
etc.), but this is a story that never grows old and is a pleasure to