Eric Stolz is awesome as a taller but just as cute Michael J. Fox.
This is a typical John Hughes film. Lots of teenage angst, an underdog, a faithful sidekick, an unattainable love interest who isn't so unattainable once you scratch the surface, and an impossibly handsome bad guy with money.
In Pretty in Pink, rich guy Andrew McCarthy likes poor girl Molly Ringwald, and ends up with her. Molly's boy pal, Duckie adores her, but unexpectedly ends up with Kristy Swanson (holy shit omg).
Some Kind of Wonderful is kind of the opposite, but with a happier (or at least fairer) ending - Eric Stolz's gal pal, Mary Stuart Masterson adores him and unexpectedly ends up with him. Poor boy Eric likes rich girl Lea Thompson, but despite their having lots in common and enjoying each other's company, he ultimately chooses to run off with Mary instead in a fit of plot-driven insanity. I bet he wishes that Charlie Sheen could've happened along and danced with Mary like Kristy did for Duckie. Lea > Mary in this movie.
I actually went to school with people this messed up, but I've never met a guy as bad as the rich, handsome antagonist in this film. Only one person I've ever met had no redeeming qualities, and Mary Stuart Masterson (the faithful sidekick) inexplicably reminded me of him.
There's a <sarcasm>completely unexpected</sarcasm> twist in the tail of this film, and when it leapt up to bite me in the tear ducts at the very end, I just couldn't stop thinking about this piss-ant little shit that I went to school with. A smokin' hot Lea Thompson is right there in your arms, desperate to blow you because of the wonderful night you've both shared! Please. Oh my god please! Do. Not. Chase. THE LESBIAN!