I just re-watched 2002's White Oleander. Although they had to cut a large portion of the story out Janet Finch's novel (one of my favorites) to be able to tell it within the constraints of a 2-hour film, it's still a great film adaptation.
Notice the role that yarn wear played in setting the scene of a teenager living (and escaping from) a foster facility and clinging to whatever comfort she can find in otherwise cold, harsh life.
Alison Lohman as "Astrid" & Patrick Fugit as "Paul", sitting on an
Oversized Granny Square Blanket
Another Variation of the Granny Square Blanket
"Astrid" wearing a Calf-length Knit Jacket
Caron's Lacy Square Throw, by Kimberly McAlindin
Caron's Chunky Jacket, by Kelly Klem
Eryka Coat, from Pop Goes Crochet
Happy viewing; happy stitching!