The Breakfast Club ★★★★★

The Criterion blu-ray is simply greatness. The film is unmatched 35 years later. Hearing Emilio Estevez talk about the film is rare but this recent TIFF chat is well worth a watch for fans.

The Breakfast Club always feels like this is John Hughes in his purest form. The absolute pinnacle of what he wanted to say in a teen film. It has huge heart, great laughs, the archetypes, and forever referenced in other teen films trying to become their decades The Breakfast Club. All of the performances feel absolutely genuine, it captures that feeling in adolescence when you have no idea what you're doing with huge levels of posturing. There's a reason why this is Criterion worthy.

Still my favourite John Hughes film but Ferris Bueller comes a close second.

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