I used to think flushing the toilet while someone was in the shower would make the water cold. Until I did it to a boyfriend.
Overbearing dad confronts Keith about the withdrawal and Keith gives it right back. He tells his dad exactly what kind of a boy he is. "How can you put a limit on trust?" Overbearing dad becomes understanding dad. I wish that kind of meeting of the minds happened in real life.
You know what was the only thing missing in their interaction? A forehead bump.
That little kiss on the hand Watts gives Keith before he goes to ring Amanda's doorbell- one of the many gestures that show the fudgy goodness of their relationship.
Amanda doesn't really seem dressed up enough- little red jacket and matching red shorts.
I do agree with Ebert that Watts shows a tremendous amount of masochism in wanting to chaffeur the date, but I understand that masochism. I recognize it in myself and my friends. Unrequited love requires masochism. How else could it be enjoyable?
Keith and Amanda trade in their caviar for cheeseburgers. I remember the first time I went to a fine dining restaurant. As a matter of fact, it was an assignment for the history teacher who showed the class BREAKFAST CLUB. The waiter pulled out my friend's chair, but didn't pull out mine, which made me feel like shit. She ordered sweetbreads without knowing what they were until the teacher told her (heh). I stuck with the filet mignon. We were too nervous to order sodas with our meal, and the waiter- for some reason- didn't ask us what we wanted to drink.
Come to think of it, he was a shitty waiter.
Keith's date is a group effort. Duncan's dad let them in the museum. Amanda laughs and Keith shushes her. The sanctimonious "This is my church" kind of makes me hate him a little.
Amanda sees her picture. I had an artist friend who once did a picture of me. It was weird- he was great when he stuck to the fantastical, but as soon as he painted a real person, his art sucked all the life from the portraits. The picture looked like I was dead, which- come to think of it- might be a lucrative enterprise. I bet people would pay big bucks for pictures that made them look dead.
"What's hanging in that museum? Huh, my soul? That's my face." Amanda tells Keith he's a hypocrite, and what saves him is that he immediately apologizes. Definitely makes me love him, even though he's about to open a tiny box, but big load, of crazy on Amanda.
Lea Thompson is really incredible in this scene. "I turned on what I believed in. I didn't have to." It's hard to have sympathy for a pretty, popular girl, but she makes me sympathize.
Poor Watts. The sight of a love unrequited kissing someone else sticks it in and breaks it off.