"This party is about to become a historical fact."
You couldn't score her in a million years. A, you're too shy and closed up to even approach her, and B, she'd kill you!I've said it before: I've got a soft spot in my heart for romantic comedies and John Hughes movies.
What a coincidence. A romantic comedy written by John Hughes.
Keith (Eric Stoltz) pines after Amanda (Lea Thompson). Keith's basically working class, while Amanda's a rich girl. So it's destined to fail, right? Keith's tomboy best friend Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) seems to think so. But that doesn't stop Keith. He's madly in love, he's even written a song about the girl of his dreams. He's also oblivious to the fact that the best friend also has feelings for him, and that's where the conflict comes in.
But there's more to it than that. Despite her attraction to Keith, Watts does what she can to help Keith hook up with Amanda, even chauffering them around on their date. She's that devoted to him, despite the fact that he's still lusting after the dreamgirl. I like that the setup is conventional, but the execution is different. Not many of the wounded-heart types like Masterson's character would actually try and help drive the guy they want away, but that's what she does, simply because she's his friend. She eventually does brak down,after an entire movie of trying to look one way and actually feeling another, and he eventually does figure it out that maybe, just maybe, it was her that he wanted all along. Thompson's character isn't just some ice queen, either; she's got reall feelings, and she may even actually like Keith, rather than just use him to get back at an old boyfriend (Craig Sheffer) and that's where the charm lies.
Solid performances from a wonderful script.Well, I like art, I work in a gas station, my best friend is a tomboy. These things don't fly too well in the American high school.