“The Breakfast Club”, written and directed by John Hughes, is, in my opinion, the greatest movie ever made for high schoolers. I can so vividly remember back when I was in 8th grade and the buzz in the halls was all about “The Breakfast Club.” If you hadn’t seen it yet you’d better get your butt to the theater or you would not have been able to partake in most of the discussions in the halls. Do you remember walking down the hall and hearing “eat my shorts!”, the ever famous words of “John Bender”, played by actor Judd Nelson. Those were the days, weren’t they? If you have seen “The Breakfast Club” there are probably several quotes that made you laugh, or at least giggle, the content was just so “relatable.”
The movie was staged in a “High School,” it did not matter if you lived in a small town, like myself, in a city or in a suburban neighborhood, everyone new at least one of these people! There was “John Bender, The Stoner/Bad Boy”, perfectly played by Judd Nelson, “Andrew Clark, The Jock” well depicted by Emilio Estevez, “Brian Johnson, The Geek” nicely done by Anthony Michael Hall, “The Preppy Girl, Claire Standish” well done by Molly Ringwald and of course let us not forget “Allison Reynolds, The Quiet Weird Girl” played by Allie Sheedy. These kids were all in Saturday detention, for different reasons and they had to deal with one another, like it or not, in order to break up the incredible boredom that stemmed from being cooped together on a beautiful sunny Saturday.
What did we learn from this movie? I believe most importantly, “The Breakfast Club” displayed to teenagers and adults alike, that we are all the same inside. Everyone cries when they hurt and laughs when somethings funny. They also learned the importance of working together, many situations would have been much worse if the kids in “The Breakfast Club” were not working together. I am sure by now you have also reminisced about your favorite scene, if not, then my guess is that you’ve never seen “The Breakfast Club” and if the latter is true, I highly recommend you buy or rent your copy and watch it!
I am sure this movie is just as popular today as it was in 1985 and if it isn’t, well, if it’s up to me, it will once again become a teen favorite. Although there’s a small amount of profanity in “The Breakfast Club”, when put next to the stuff kids are watching today, it’s almost like a “Disney” movie!
Whenever anyone asks me today of my high school years, “The Breakfast Club” is undoubtedly one of the things I am sure to bring up, not to mention the soundtrack for the movie, they still play “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds on the radio occasioonally and of course what comes to my mind? You guessed it, “The Breakfast Club!”
According to a review on IMDb.com, this movie was first released on February 15, 1985, was written and directed by John Hughes and was filmed in Chicago, Illinois by A&M Films.
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