Oh, man. See, Keith -- Eric Stoltz -- tells his dad he used his college fund to buy these diamond earrings, and his dad, who's blue-collar, just wants the best for Keith. He really wants Keith to go to college so Keith doesn't have to be a mechanic anymore. But really Keith is an artist. He paints. So he doesn't want to go to college any more than he wants to be a mechanic. But when he's a mechanic he can paint. And be in love. So to win the rich girl, he buys her something she doesn't have -- the one thing she doesn't have: these diamond earrings. And they offend her because rich girls get offended when poor guys try to come up to their level ["only Amanda Jones isn't rich; she's 'from our sector,' or whatever the quote is, and just hangs out with rich girls and borrows their diamond earrings" -- Wing Chun], and Craig Sheffer is the poor man's Spader, but all of this is to say that my favorite line is when Keith tells his dad he spent the college fund and Keith's dad's all mad and he goes, "Oh, Keith, you're only eighteen." And Keith throws his towel and goes, "Then I'm nineteen. Then I'm twenty. Dad, when does my life belong to me?!" It's awesome and hysterical and exactly how you feel at eighteen. Some of you will learn that in the next two years, when you turn eighteen. Until then, please rent Some Kind of Wonderful.
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