Tell me what you think?’ And it was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In the final draft of the script, dated a month before filming began, Keith calls “Drummer Girl” by her real name, Susan, and tells her he loves her. With Coolidge at the helm, they filmed a few weeks with Keith having hair below his shoulders. Quiet, shy, and an aspiring artist from the wrong side of the tracks, Keith Nelson (Eric Stoltz) is in love from afar with Amanda Jones Deutch asked Stoltz if he knew Thompson, which he did (they’d worked on Back to the Future together before Stoltz got fired). But Some Kind of Wonderful remains a touchstone in Hughes’ oeuvre and in the pantheon of adored teen movies. “I was so afraid to even look the crew in the eyes. I cried the first day [of shooting]. When Howard the Duck came out in 1986 and tanked at the box office, Thompson felt she needed to do damage control on her career. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Ready to kick off the holiday season right? Join us for the iconic tree lighting! Trust us. “Thus, I felt my character should have more inner beauty.” Deutch and Hughes listened to her and made Amanda “far more sympathetic.”, The film’s pre-production was fraught with drama, especially when Deutch left the project because of stress over not being able to find the right actor to play Keith. “I was so freaked out because Howard the Duck was such a brutal bloodbath,” said Thompson. Thompson kept two of the paintings. “Her life is not perfect and actually you realize everybody has problems,” she told Brightest Young Things. English. Added by koan “It’s somebody who’s just not willing to be a slave to the feminine manipulative paradigm … Why does she want a guy’s name?” So they changed her name to Watts, as in The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts. I just felt so vulnerable and beaten. He tries to pull his hand out of his shorts, but his digital watch gets stuck on the inside seam of his shorts. SecondHandSongs is building the most comprehensive source of cover song information. written by Eric Melaerts Bad Influence featuring Whop Frazier and Junior Tash, Ayla Brown, The James Montgomery Blues Band & The Uptown Horns, Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band feat. Plot. Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW, How to Watch the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, How to Watch the Thanksgiving 2020 NFL Games, What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Rankings on November 25. “It seemed like we just kept making the same movie.” Deutch also offered a role to Michael J. But non-Brat Packers Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson told a convincing story about a high school misfit named Keith Nelson (Stoltz) who manages to snag a date with Amanda Jones (Thompson), the most popular girl in school. In a pivotal scene during Keith and Amanda’s date, Keith takes her to a museum and reveals a painting he did of her. With Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer. When asked what she thinks Amanda would be doing today in an interview with Brightest Young Things, Thompson replied, “I think she would have been really successful. The truth is, the director was so smitten with Thompson that he commissioned about 10 paintings. Your new favorite show is right here. “Someone at Paramount came down and said, ‘We’re going to cut your hair, and clean up your act.’ I said, ‘But the role is a rebel who doesn’t fit in.’ They said, ‘You’re going to cut your hair, and we’ll clean you up.’ I said, ‘Oh, so this is how the world works.’” Stoltz also had to wear eyeliner and blush. One day after Glee aired its winter finale, which included an attempted suicide, a win at Regionals, a near-exchange of matrimonial I do's, and a surprise car wreck, Grant Gustin was back at it...auditioning for film roles while the regular cast shot…, When Greek returns, Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) and Casey (Spencer Grammer) will be heading into a, When Greek returns, Cappie (Scott Michael Foster) and Casey (Spencer Grammer) will be heading into an uphill battle to save their relationship. (Lea Thompson), a beautiful girl who is part of the preppy crowd...read more. written by J. John Jackson I was really trying to find a deeper human underneath what could have just been one color.”, “I felt too many things were dependent on her physical beauty and I didn’t feel I was beautiful enough to carry that off,” Thompson stated in the film’s production notes. Stoltz agreed to deliver the script to her house and she finally agreed to do it. “Hughes asked me to do it. Managed by sebcat, Some Kind of Wonderful Some Kind of Wonderful, which re-teamed Pretty in Pink director Howard Deutch with John Hughes, wasn’t a hit at the box office (it grossed just over $18.5 million), and it’s often described as a gender reversal of Pretty in Pink. I said, ‘What did you do?! secondhandsongs.com. So he’s struggling with it, which, of course, looks even worse.”, Deutch and Hughes would work on the Some Kind of Wonderful script late at night, and Deutch would fall asleep on the couch in their office while Hughes typed up rewrites of the script. “He directed me to sit and told me what a great job I was doing. Dutch, Some Signs and Wonders Follow This caused hostility between Deutch and Stoltz, especially because Stoltz liked Coolidge’s vision better. Executive producer Michael Chinich had her come to his office to tell her the unfortunate news. It is one of several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in the 1980s. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. “I was very greasy and odd looking. “That’s why I wanted to get involved, because the idea of making a darker version of Pretty in Pink that didn’t have the Duckies in it, was intriguing—sort of like making a darker version of a kid’s fairy tale,” Stoltz said in You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried. “He would stay up all night, music blasting, and at like 5:30 or 6 a.m., he’d hand me what was supposed to be a rewrite on Some Kind of Wonderful,” Deutch told Vulture. “I hired a publicist to help me through the ‘Artistic Differences’ public story that the company and my agents had agreed upon.” Years later she ran into Hughes in an airport and he acted like “nothing had ever happened and he had never caused me such pain.”, Watts was originally named “Drummer Girl” and didn’t have a formal name, but her nickname was “Keith,” named after The Who drummer Keith Moon. “There was the first draft that was sort of like a broader sex comedy,” Mary Stuart Masterson told Entertainment Weekly, explaining that “my character was named Keith and she wanted to be male.” In Susannah Gora’s book, You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation, Jon Cryer—who auditioned for the movie—remembered a subversive scene where Keith’s (then named Garth) watch gets stuck in his gym shorts in front of Amanda.