I got sucked into watching Some Kind of Wonderful the other night. I know a lot of people like this movie, but I find it a little choppy. Maybe it's because John Hughes only wrote the script, he didn't direct. I did notice some themes that run through a couple of different Hughes movies.
Yes, of course, teenagers, growing pains, different cliques, liking someone who doesn't like you, but also diamond earrings - both in Wonderful and The Breakfast Club as symbolizing wealth and with that wealth confidence, popularity, etc... Also, visiting a museum appears in Wonderful and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's meant to express... uhm... maybe... that there's more of a world out there than what you find in high school. (Yes, I think that's it. Let's go with that.)
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