The Breakfast Club
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.
Five high school students—the jock, the brain, the criminal, the princess and the basket case—break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention.
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all"
Okay, now I see why this is regarded as a classic. There is not one moment in this film in which something brilliant is not happening. No, seriously, check. You've got the opening which instantly clues us in to the characters' home lives that are explored in detail later on. Then we're introduced to the characters themselves - sports star Andy, geeky Brian, popular girl Claire, outcast Allison and "criminal" Bender, acted amazingly by, well everyone. Really - the whole cast is great. Whilst first presented as being nothing more than the stereotypes their principal regards them as, the film almost immediately starts deconstructing them,…
Yet another film I've seen too many times to count. Everything about this movie is perfect, and I never tire of it.
People will write a lot of insightful things about The Breakfast Club -- I'm looking at you, danielm -- comments much cleverer than I could write. So I will leave it to them to analyze. I only want to share one insight I grabbed from this viewing:
The Breakfast Club is accidentally timeless.
Watch Sixteen Candles or Can't Hardly Wait, and you'll see films stuck in their era. The fashions and dialogue and cars and technology all scream the time period. But this film doesn't do that. Yes, there's some 80's fashion and slang. But by putting the…
To the soaring, cult-laden tunes of "Don't You Forget About Me" by 80's sensation Simple Minds, this unforgettable classic by the late great John Hughes, gave a voice to an entire generation and yet continues to resonate among teenagers everywhere.
Plot-wise, it's really simple: five high school students who each represent a specific stereotype, gets sentenced to detention, forced to spend an entire Saturday together, which normally, they'd never even consider.
As individuals at odds and from clashing social groups, the atmosphere at first is tense and rather hostile. But as their outward masks break down - all of whom exposing frailty and voices crying for help - they suddenly begin to discover that they're not so different as they…
Dear Letterboxd, I accept the fact that I had to sacrifice an early night to correct what I’d done wrong for so many years. But I think you’re crazy to ask me to write a review telling you how this film made me feel. I saw it as everyone has seen it...in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what I’ve found is an unmissable experience...and remarkable performances...and a deeply affecting narrative...and quintessentially eighties stylistics...and a cinematic masterpiece. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, Lee Curtis
It took me over sixteen years to finally get around to seeing this masterwork. Without a doubt the best coming of age movie I've seen, The Breakfast Club made me me feel almost every feeling that it's possible to feel. It's very rare that a film can touch me, sadden me and overjoy me all at once, sometimes within the same five minutes. Even if the rest of the film was poor, I would be tempted to give the film a star for each of its five leads, every one of them representing their differing cliques with class and style. The journey they go on during their detention together changes their lives forever, and I'm pretty sure it has changed mine, as well. Truly beautiful in every single way.
God damn, it's so good. They just don't make movies like this any more.
Plus Ally Sheedy is really hot.
Forza, passione e debolezza degli adolescenti, raccontata in un film molto intimo; con 'tonalità' teatrali. Soundtrack da riascoltare all'infinito.
Five high school students who are representative of well-known stereotypes--the princess (Molly Ringwald), the brain (Michael Anthony Hall), the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the basket case (Ally Sheedy), and the criminal (Judd Nelson)--are sentenced to all-day Saturday detention in the school library together. Wanting nothing to do with each other, they nevertheless begin to interact and, by the end of the day, they have learned a great deal about themselves and the others, completely shattering the concept of a stereotype.
There's a 5-star movie here screaming to get out, as exemplified by the wonderful scene in which the kids just sit down on the floor and talk about themselves and challenge each others assumptions. It's hampered by many lesser elements, such…
One of the best, ever.
Listen to the dialogue and you can say this movie stays true to life. Real characters which tell a real life story which actually goes on in families. Characters we all love and the famous John Hughes took us in to show us how a teenaged life isn't just about fun! but the problems we have in amongst
This is one of those films that would play the edited version on cable a dozen times a week when I was growing up. But somehow, I always missed it.
Movies like this are the ones that are hard to remember if you have seen them. I knew the plot, 5 kids each representing a "type" of teenager are spending a Saturday in detention. I knew the actors, the basic "brat pack" consisting of Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estavez, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson. I knew lines from the movie. Quotes like, "We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding", and " Do you think I'd speak for you? I don't even know your…
You sure as hell don't see these kinds of movies anymore! "The Breakfast Club" is an excellent example of character development in films. Five kids in high school, each representing a different stereotype, stuck in detention for 8 hours. They discover more about themselves through each other. Damn, this was just a really well done movie. Enough said.
Don't you...forget about this movie....okay that didn't work as well as I wanted. :|