The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Time: 97 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Director: John Hughes
  • Cast: Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

Storyline:

They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess, and a Criminal, but to each other, they would always be the Breakfast Club.

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  • If you graduated from high school in the 1980s and haven’t seen this film, you must have been locked in a cave. John Hughes delivers the definitive nostalgic teen movie of the Generation X crowd. The cast made up the ’80s “brat pack” with Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. It’s hard to believe while seeing this film that Ringwald and Hall were the only real high school aged performers… the others were in their mid to late 20s during filming.

    While modern teens may not find this as “sophisticated” as over-sexed comedies like “American Pie,” anyone can appreciate true feelings, teen angst, self doubt and relationships with parents portrayed in this film.

    A group of kids sitting for 8 hours in detention on a Saturday none of them will ever forget. While there is foul language, it’s about the same speed as what you can hear on “NYPD Blue” on TV. There is no nudity or sex, just raw, in your face teen angst.

    You see this group of “losers,” warts and all, and become friends with all of them before the film is over. The DVD doesn’t offer anything other than cast bios and subtitles… which is a disappointment. It would have been great to have had some interviews with the cast and behind the scenes footage. Nonetheless, DVD is much better than tape and definitely worth the extra $ for a non volitile format.

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