The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club ★★★★½

The Breakfast Club performs exquisitely in no small part due to its fantastic cast. It affirms actualities about a stage of development and of the high school experience that still bear scrutiny as Hughes manipulates the claustrophobia of five teenagers confined in a high school Saturday morning detention. It hinges on well-scripted and perceptive dialogue as resentments and tendernesses rise to the surface, and each of the teenagers receives their moment to sparkle. The idea of stereotypical labels ultimately melt away, and they discover the have formed a semblance of a friendship and unearthed an understanding for one another, despite all their differences.

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