Posted on 6/17/10 08:40 PM
a gorgeous film that celebrates the remembering of things you believe will be forgotten, but never are. celebrates family and friendships, and bonds that can never be broken. heart wrenching to watch such a phenomenal franchise close out. one hundred percent, hands to the sky.
Posted on 6/16/10 02:14 PM
Posted on 6/14/10 10:43 PM
this movies going to suck giant cock. megan fox with possibly the worst southern accent ive ever heard, adding to her already horrible acting skill, and josh brolin miscast with makeup done by what seems to be hellen keller dances with one of the stupidest comic book stories ever. i wont say recipe for disaster, because it doesnt deserve a witty tagline. it deserves recipe for piece of shit.
Posted on 4/09/10 06:35 PM
Big Fan is a dark, depressing, yet deviously funny look at the life of a lazy, apathetic, die hard sports fan. Patton Oswalt's surprising performance deserves much praise, as i never thought he could take on such a role and execute it with such ease. Big Fan hits the mark on many important aspects it strives to reach, and boasts a great ending for a movie of its stature. A definite recommendation to everyone. Even if this looks completely unappealing, see it.
Hollowed and concealed by his childlike love for sports, Paul Aufiero(Patton Owsalt) is a low - life toll booth worker who's existence willingly revolves around his favorite sports team, the New York Giants. Living with his mom and ridiculed by his egotistical brother, Paul feels the only place he's at home is in the world of sports, where he indulges every moment in thinking, praising, and arguing on the radio about the Giants. His only friend, Sal(Kevin Corrigan), has a duplicate obsession for the Giants and spends every moment talking to Paul about them and listening to Paul argue about them on the radio. The two drive to Giants stadium every sunday, only to sit in the parking lot and watch the game on a 10 inch tv while the crowd roars from inside the arena. One night, after an excruciating visit to his brother's house, Paul meets up with Sal to grab a slice of pizza. During conversation, Sal stops Paul mid sentence to show him something the two have only dreamed of. 30 yards away at the gas station across the road, the giants star quarterback, Quantrell Bishop, is filling up his tank. The two, seemingly delusional from the aftershock of seeing their lifetime hero, follow the star all the way into the city. They walk into the same strip club as Quantrell, and after a few solid minutes of banter and petty excuses, walk up and introduce themselves. After greeting the star and his guests, the two begin to start laughing and feeling at ease. Unfortunately, not every star quarterback wants to know he's been followed, despite it accidentally slipping out of a fans mouth. Paul's shining moment goes awry, and sends him into a whirlwind of self doubt and emptiness. His world has been shattered- with frightening ease.
Big Fan has an interesting plot, to say the least. It put a great twist on the sport fanatic subgenre, but judging by it's cover, has little appeal. Thankfully, after watching the movie i can say with great assurance that its plot is pretty original, and is one worth noting. Despite it basically being the mid life crisis of a chubby man, Patton Oswalt makes the aforementioned clause extremely entertaining. A surprisingly good story. thumbs up.
In addition, Big Fan had decent entertainment value. I found myself wondering off and digging under my nails at certain times, but i would inevitably get sucked back into the story after a few seconds. It kept me entertained extremely well, setting aside a few parts that i found slightly boring. Overall, the entertainment value was exceptional and proved well enough to keep me focused to the point where i realized that i really am enjoying this movie.
The visuals in this movie were also decent, and proved fitting for the films dark mood. Still camerawork of Paul laying in bed, writing about the Giants in his booth with dim lighting, and laying on his couch, emotionally exhausted all solidified its gloomy undercurrent and gave the viewer a great perspective into a pathetic man's life. It really added to the level of depressing - ness, which i loved.
Now the ending, as well as the other remaining letters in my acronym, is where the magic lives. The ending to Big Fan was superb. It sealed Paul's fate as a die hard sports fan and revealed the final step of his healing process. It iced the cake, glazed the doughnut, polished the shoes, and all the other metaphors i have-it left the viewer with a darkly funny feeling and was absolutely perfect for the film. Stellar finish.
In the same vein, the character development in this film was superb and highly apparent to the viewer, which i liked because it was a key element to the story. It showed Paul go through all the motions- beginning as hollow, empty soul who has nothing but a sports team, to a hollow empty soul with nothing, to a completely crushed drone of a man, to a man trying to deny his passion, to a man realizing his passion, embracing it, and finally finding fulfillment that he's been searching for for so long. Big Fan dragged the viewer along through each phase, and entertained him/her with the demise of a poor young chubby man. Two fat thumbs up.
And Finally, the story progression. The story progression in this movie is mainly the evolving of Paul's character, which deems it awesome because Patton Oswalt executed each phase almost flawlessly. He portrayed a broken, dysfunctional man who finds fulfillment so well it scares me. The story rests purely on his shoulders and because of his near perfect execution it gets two fat thumbs up as well.
All in all, Big Fan is a dark, depressing, yet funny look inside the sad and gloomy Paul Aufiero's life. It provides a spotless view in the mind and life a man who has nothing but a sports team, and generously gives you a portrait of what not to do with your life. You'll laugh, you'll feel depressed, and you'll empathize with a complete loser who gives hope to every maniacal sports fan watching it. It's awesome.
P. - 8
E - 8
V - 8
E - 10
C - 10
S - 10
8+8+8+10+10+10 = 54
54/60 = 90%.
Big Fan - 90% rating (9/10).
Posted on 4/07/10 08:34 AM
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a quirky tale of an aspiring scientist named Flint(Bill Hader) who, since he was a tot, has been determined to make inventions that would revolutionize science around the world. Spray on shoes, flying cars- he tried everything. Having his hidden brilliance constantly overlooked by his father along with the rest of his small town, flint only had one person whom he could look to for support- his mother. After her passing, he realized she was the only person who truly believed in him. He was singled out as a dork, weirdo, and loser among the community because of his constant failed inventions, and as a result he built a cocoon type laboratory in the back of his house to escape to. On one fine day on Swallow Falls, the small island where flint lives, Flint is seen putting the finishing touches on a device that he claims will create food from water. After not having the necessary amount of electricity to power the device, flint hooks it up to the towns main power source, which ends up in disaster, or so it seems. Despite wrecking the mayors new tourist attraction, Flint is soon redeemed by an awe - inspiring sight. Cheeseburgers, actual cheeseburgers, begin falling from the sky and flint is finally recognized for his brilliant invention. He garners the attention of an news intern recording the event named Sam(Ana Faris), who turns out to be a brilliant aspiring weather scientist. This realization overwhelms Flint, and he is completely smitten. All is good, and the people of swallow falls are enjoying quality food at no cost- except of humanity. (WHAT?!) As it turns out, over time too many requests to Flints device had been made and it begins to overload, mutating the molecules in the FoodRain (thats what i call the food falling from the sky) to the extent that a single ham sandwich could crush the empire state building. Flint, facing imminent death by chicken and universal hatred, assembles a team to take down his invention once and for all.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is definitely a good time at the movies, and delivers shockingly hilarious slapstick that had me laughing constantly. Despite its very cliche ending, some underdeveloped characters, and overuse of certain humor, it delivers a great story with acceptable performances from its leads.
The humor in this film was excellent. Before watching this movie i didnt have high expectations, even after seeing its great reviews. I generally dont find humor in children's movies such as these, but the incredible wit of Cloudy's script was irresistible. It seemed as if the writers knew exactly what the funniest thing to say was at any given moment. Flint's pet monkey was hysterical, and said the perfect things at the perfect times, even if it was just a one syllable word. The town police officer was also a source of laughs, having danger - sensing chest hairs and the ability to use gymnastics as a source of transportation. Viewers can see Cloudy is aware of its random humor and silly wit, and that it's hilarious source material is utilized by a great cast. Cloudy knocked it out of the park comedy - wise.
The one aspect that really had me interested in this movie were the ridiculously colorful visuals. Everywhere i looked there was purple icecream, blue icecream, yellow mustard, red tomatoes,orange meatballs, and a slue of various colors along the spectrum. I didn't see this movie in 3D, but i wish i did. The animation is superb. Every detail of every food can be seen; its extremely impressive. The shapes and sizes of the inhabitants of swallow falls were also perfectly fitting. Whether it be the barrel chested police office with tiny legs or baby brent's humongous torso, it all fit perfectly in place. Cloudy was a definite visual treat which added largely to its amount of appeal and likability.
Lastly, there were a few things about this movie that i feel restrained it from being better. One of those being the film's ending. Although it was fitting, a storybook ending is fit for any movie. This ending took every ingredient of a cliche ending and created, a cliche ending. I feel the writers could have created a better end for it, because i see the incredible imagination-everyone does. Why stop at the end? The second thing i had a problem with was some of the character development. The story mainly focuses on developing Flint and Sam, and leaves other characters unfulfilled. For instance, i would've liked to see more from the dad and more about his feelings. Despite my dislike for the ending i was happy to see him finally praise his son, i just wish there could have been more interaction between flint and his father. It also would have added great emotional depth to the film if the memory of flints mother was brought about, and why she passed on. My final bone to pick with this movie is about its characters as well. There were certain people in this film that were initially funny, but gradually began to get annoying. For example, Andy Samberg's character, Baby Brent. He originally seemed like a funny addition to the cast, but as the movie progressed i found his screeches for attention and insatiable desire to live in the past irritating. There were also other characters whose humor was overused or unnecessary, like flints weird hobby of saying every little thing he's doing in the process of an experiment. WORKING, MOVING, SMASHING, CUTTING. shut up flint. It was funny for about 10 minutes in the beginning, then after the 50th time it got a little annoying. But hey, my younger siblings enjoyed it. Guess they got their target audience.
Overall, Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs is a great time at the movies and at home on the couch. It has silly, odd humor mixed in with general wit that appeals to all ages, and its colorful visuals provide a feast for the eyes(insert joke about feast in Swallow Falls here). Despite some if its underdeveloped/irritating characters and overuse of particular humor, it overshadows them with constant laughs, engaging visuals, and an overarching sense of enjoyment. It'll leave you dreaming of meatballs falling on your roof tonight. Quirky and Delightful. 8/10.
Posted on 4/06/10 02:20 PM
Dreamworks has undoubtedly knocked it out of the park with this one.
How to Train Your Dragon delivered perfect pace, incredible dramatic depth, sympathy in creatures whom have been ostracized and feared, and it touched the hearts of every viewer in the theatre. I began to believe i was watching a pixar film because i have never, ever, enjoyed an animated film from dreamworks as much as i did this one. By far one of my favorite animated films of all time ,alongside toy story and finding nemo.
To begin with, i was a bit skeptical when i heard jay baruchel would be voicing hiccup- i believed he didnt fit the character. But he, alongside a slue of other stars performed flawlessly and succeeded in making, in my words, a film that will inspire people around the globe.
How to train your dragon follows a thin, geeky young man named hiccup(Jay Baruchel) who lives in a world of big, beefy, manly vikings. The vikings hunt dragons almost religiously, but Hiccup is neglected and frowned upon because of his weak physical stature and clumsiness. As a result, his brilliance and uniqueness are far overlooked while the others hurl axes and eat potatoes. Even hiccups father Stoic the Vast(Gerard Butler), is constantly disappointed by hiccup and fails to see his true genius.
One night a dragon raid commences, and hiccup uses a self - made catapult to take down a night fury, the most fearsome of all dragons in the viking world. When confronted with the task of killing it, he cannot being himself to take the creatures life. At that moment, Hiccup truly sets himself apart from every member of his village.
Over time he befriends the dragon, names him toothless, and attaches a device to his back so he can, basically, ride the dragon like an airborne version of sea biscuit.Unfortunately, hiccup is soon discovered by his love interest, Astrid(America Ferrera), a tough - as - nails girl who becomes amazed by the beauty of the world while riding on the back of toothless. She then becomes endeared with toothless and accepts the world hiccup has become a part of, despite her determination towards being a warrior in the viking universe.
After meeting toothless, Hiccup learns many thing about dragons. All the while keeping toothless a secret, hiccup presents them during a program called dragon training - a "school" that turns teenagers into dragon fighting warriors. after flawlessly passing all tests because of his copious knowledge of dragons, hiccup is thrown into a cage with an enormous dragon in front of the village as a final test. Instead of fighting the dragon hiccup drops his sword and reaches to touch the dragons nose, in order to channel harmless feelings towards him and calm the dragon down. The dragon slowly begins to ease, but is immediately startled when hiccups father stops the fight and pounces on the dragon, fearing for hiccups life.
Toothless swoops in after sensing hiccups danger, but is caught and restrained by several vikings. Toothless is chained and cuffed, and after hiccup accidentally reveals to his father he has seen the dragon nest, used as a viking GPS to find the nest so they can wage war and exterminate the dragon race. Upon arrival, the vikings blast through a wall of the nest but are confused when all the dragons fly away and dont bother to fight any of the vikings. Suddenly, a dragon bigger than any other emerges. The vikings, facing imminent death, are saved by hiccup and several other teenage vikings riding dragons they freed from the dragon training school. During a surprisingly nail biting final battle, toothless and hiccup are reunited and take the "monster" dragon 1 on 1. Toothless swoops up into the sky, circles the monster dragon like a ninja, and then soars downward as part of their strategy. Hiccup then tells toothless to turn around and shoot fire, or whatever night furys shoot, into the monster dragons mouth as he is lunging at them.Toothless hits the dragon square in the throat, and goliath begins to erupt from the inside.It crashes headfirst into the ground, creating a massive explosion and inadvertently knocking hiccup off of toothless with his tail. The final scene of the explosion is in slow motion, with toothless reaching for hiccup as he is engulfed by the flames. (ridiculously awesome. I KNOWWW!)
Hiccups father runs over to see toothless lying on the ground, beaten up and not moving. After the most emotional two minutes ive ever seen gerard butler display, toothless reveals he safely wrapped hiccup under his wings and is holding him with all fours, in a dragon like cocoon.
The final scenes show hiccup waking up with toothless in his house, stepping out of bed and realizing he has lost a foot in the battle. He walks outside and is greeted with praise and a kiss from astrid, along with another device to ride toothless because the last was destroyed during the final battle. As hiccup flies away with toothless alongside the other viking teens, jay baruchel voices a closing statement and the movie credits roll, making everyone in the theatre wish the movie wasnt over, or, wish they were a viking.
And most likely, later on that night fly around their house like their riding a dragon.
hell, i did.
This movie was phenomenal, and was downright outstanding not only for an animated film but just as a film in general. This will be a top contender for best animated film of the year, no doubt in my mind. How to Train Your Dragon is a surprisingly thrilling childrens movie that boasts stellar performances from jay baruchel and gerard butler, along with many others. Undoubtedly this years best movie thus far, it is far above every animated film dreamworks has churned out and will continue its flight ceaselessly. Excellently, casted, directed, and acted - go see this movie. 9/10.
Posted on 4/06/10 08:19 AM
As a teenager seeing this movie, i feel the need to express my complete satisfaction and profound enjoyment of Juno as a teenager would, before starting my review.
This movie was friggin amazing. It was a crazy twist on teenage life(in a good way) and an awesome look at highschool relationships. Nobody couldve played juno better than Ellen Page, who, by the way, is RIDICULOUSLY talented. Plus shes really hott.
Now, back to the review.
Juno is a brilliant coming of age story that benefited strongly from diablo cody's incisive and perfectly appropriate script, as well as strong performances from its leads- the standout being of course ellen pages phenomenal portrayal of Juno Macguff. A launchpad for Page to show what she is really capable of, Juno exercises every teenage stereotype in an offbeat, unique way, while mixing in an endearing story and bright, quirky humor.
Juno follows Juno Macguff(Ellen Page), a 16 year old girl attending highschool in Minnesota who accidentally becomes pregnant after engaging in sexual intercourse with her love interest paulie bleeker(Michael Cera). After realizing she is pregnant Juno initially opts for an abortion, but later decides to keep the baby and instead put it up for adoption. With the help of her friend Leah(Olivia Thirlby) Juno finds a set of adoptive parents in the pennysaver, a wealthy couple named Mark and Vanessa Loring(Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). She, accompanied by her father, drives to the Lorings home to engage in a meeting regarding adoption, with Mark and Vanessa's Lawyer also in attendance. Juno expresses the desire for a closed adoption, which she describes in her terms as, "If i could just have the thing and give it to you right now i would, but there's that whole 9 month rule you know." After requesting to use the bathroom Juno stumbles upon Mark's music room, and Mark, coming to check on her, follows her in to show her some of his guitars. Juno then realizes Mark's love for classic rock and Vanessa's habit of, in essence, not caring about it. Juno then leaves the house with her Father telling them shes a 120% or so sure that she will have the baby and give it to them as the adoptive parents.
The movie rocks on and Juno begins to visit Mark when Vanessa is away, despite her stepmothers warnings of "dropping in on a married man." She develops a close relationship with him because of the similarities they share in music and cinema. In addition to seeing Mark Juno sees Vanessa and her friends at the mall, and her uneasy feelings of whether she is the right mother are washed away after watching Vanessa with one of her friends children, the two seemingly having a lot of fun together. Juno runs into Vanessa after she gets off the elevator and following a few customary greetings, asks Vanessa to speak to the baby in the womb to elicit a response in the form of kicks. Vanessa puts her hands on Juno's stomach and says a few things, which are then followed by the baby kicking. Vanessa calls this "magical."
As the pregnancy progresses Juno begins to appreciate her discombobulated family and their unconditional supporting of her. She sees the sacrifices they've made and appreciates the help they've given her during her pregnancy. But in contrast, Juno begins to struggle with her emotions regarding Paulie. She maintains an intangibly nonchalant attitude towards him, despite his apparent love for her. She becomes caught up in her pregnancy and tries to visit Paulie from time to time, but the two inadvertently remain distant. It is clear Juno is utterly smitten with Paulie but her conscience wont let her become vulnerable, so she continues an indifferent display of her feelings for him as a defense mechanism. Except when Paulie sees the display as the truth, he asks a different girl to prom and Juno is outraged. She storms up to him during school and hurls insults his way, with Paulie's only retaliation mainly being, "You broke my heart." Bitter and feeling betrayed, Juno drives to Mark and Vanessa's house.
Mark leads her to the basement where the two listen to music and begin dancing. This is soon cut short, as Mark tells Juno he is leaving Vanessa. Juno is immediately confused and upset with Mark and storms out of their home, only to be stopped short by Vanessa. Blockaded, Juno tells her nothing is wrong. Mark then walks upstairs and Vanessa asks him what he did to make her upset, and Mark responds by finally revealing his uneasiness regarding the adoption and unhappiness with his marriage. Juno, witnessing the "perfect" couple she is giving her offspring to essentially crumble, gets in her car and drives a short distance before pulling over and sobbing uncontrollably. She eventually pulls herself together, re - enters the road, and drives to a small flea market. It is here where Juno makes the decision to continue with the now divided adoptive parent, writing on the back of a jiffy lube receipt, "Vanessa if you're still in, I'm still in." She leaves the note on Vanessa's doorstep and drives off, picking up her friend Leah on the way home.
The two stuff hundreds of packs of Paulie's favorite orange tic tacs in his mailbox, and draw a message for him in chalk on his doorstep. He opens his mailbox only to be greeted by copious aomounts of tic tacs pouring out, and the scene cuts away as he smiles. At his track practice, Juno walks up to greet him, and tells him she loves him. The two express their feelings in the most adorable way possible, saying:
Juno "I think I'm in love with you."
Paulie "You mean as friends?"
Juno "No, I mean for real. Cause you're like, the coolest person ever , and you don't even have to try."
Paulie "I try really hard, actually."
Juno "And also, whenever i see you, the baby starts kicking super hard."
Paulie "Can we make out now?"
The film's closing moments are accompanied by a perfectly weird monologue given by Juno. It polishes off and puts the finishing touches to the movies gold standard, and expresses her innermost feelings in the most awkward, offbeat, quirky, and beautiful way possible.
Juno is a uniquely hilarious and endearing look inside teenage relationships that gets everything right. Its two leads give flawless performances that scream talent, and its source material is brought to life by Jason Reitman's "super awesome" directing. A definite classic in the teenage universe, Juno is sure to please audiences across the world and introduce movie lovers to a major star in Ellen Page. Purely irresistible.9/10.
Posted on 4/04/10 07:35 PM
An electrifying, uncompromising, yet slightly amateur thriller that kept me glued, most of the time. Frank Darabont is without question a brilliant director, and with his skill this movie is worthwhile. That being said, there were flaws that the constant scares and thrilling revelations of true human nature could not overshadow.
Stephen Kings The Mist follows a father and son who, in the aftershock of a hurricane, head to the supermarket to stock up on basic necessities along with seemingly half of the others in their small town. But when a terrified 60 something man sprints into the store, blood streaming for him nose screaming "Theres something in the mist!" the friendly drive into to town turns into a legitimate shitstorm. After listening to his story of "creatures" lurking in the depths of the foggy atmosphere facing them, the crowd of people essentially divides into a few groups, one of those groups being the smart and instinctive collection of people lead by the main character. This group of people would ultimately consist of the only survivors, with a few being killed. Eventually the moronic few who dont believe the obviously truthful old man get a taste of reality when a hotshot biker walks into the mist and only his lower half returns on the string they tied to him. As the story unfolds more and more are killed, and more and more resort to brutish, primal instincts. They begin to gradually lose their minds and are soon swayed by whoever gives them hope, it being real or not. The one who voices the now mindless animals is a deranged, bitter, and annoyingly religious woman who states the creatures in the mist were sent by god, punishing the human race for their sins. This subsequently leads to the deaths of certain people in the store who she has deemed as "the cause". One of "the causes" is a young soldier who reveals why the creatures in the mist are terrorizing them to begin with(a military experiment). He is then brutally stabbed and thrown into the mist like a god damn fillet mignon. In the same vein, the once powerful retard is later shot to death by one of the stores employees. The culprit? a beautiful silver slug right to gut that drops her in a matter of seconds. After losing their false sense of security, the surrogate humans look as if they just saw a pair of farting toucans sailing through the stores poultry department on a ship of seaweed and microphones. The now powerful and untouchable group of "normal" people set out on a near suicide run to try and escape the creatures. They bring a gun with them if it turns out shitty and have to end their own lives, and agree to go as far as the gas tank on that sexy old bronco takes them. Eventually, the car runs out of gas and the father is forced to kill 4 people, one of them being his son. He then steps out of the car only to see possibly the most disheartening parade of all time. About 40 something marine soldiers armed with heavy artillery, a couple tanks, and several jeeps with additional soldiers riding on the back scamper past him as he screams into the sky. Talk about a case of the mondays.
This movie was particularly good for me mainly because it painted an accurate portrayal of what humans resort to when not grounded by a system or infrastructure of some sort. When given the age old choice between life or death, it really shows that we as a race are derived from animals, and are, obviously, animals. We resort to brutish tactics in order to survive, those tactics now masquerading as dog eat dog strategies in the job market and other cutthroat techniques people use in their lies.(i meant to leave out the v in lives, its supposed to signify the transparency of human custom.)I especially liked how frank darabont depicted the people being brainwashed. He didnt make them get sucked into a primordial state as a group, he showed the people almost one by one begin to drift towards the crazy lady's outlandish accusations and crooked moral code because it falsely assures salvation, that which almost every person in the store was so desperately seeking. All in all, this was a worthwhile watch despite some sub par acting, fairly believable special effects, and a complete downer of an ending(even though it was fitting). The constant scares and brilliant grotesqueness mixed in with frank darabonts stunning portrayal of human nature make up for most of the movies flaws and render this a horrifyingly good time. 7/10.
Posted on 4/03/10 03:36 PM
O brother where art thou was definitely not the type of movie i'd normally enjoy, but thanks to rock solid performances from its three leads i thoroughly enjoyed it. George clooney was great as always, and i was pleasantly suprised to see john turturro give such a great performance, he being one of my least favorite actors. Although i did get a little unhinged and broke away from complete focus while watching this film, the old southern hilarity that ensued throughout and the basic stupidity of the three characters provided enough laughs to keep me glued. In addition, the "soggy bottom boys" song was a great tune and proved to me that not all country music is completely awful. Another great movie from the coen brothers, though not their best work. 7/10
Posted on 4/03/10 10:16 AM
I'll begin this by saying if you are a teenager, and you havent seen this movie you should:
-walk over to your tv
-find this movie on demand
-watch it 20 times
-add it to your favorite movies.
The Breakfast Club, Directed by John Hughes and starring a slue of the "Brat Pack" stars was inevitably going to be a classic just because of the copious talent behind AND in front of the camera. The story follows 5 different teenagers who all end up in detention on the same day, and slowly break down each others superficial outer shells to realize how much they truly have in common, despite their varying social affiliations. Claire(Molly Ringwald), Andrew(Emilio Estevez), Brian(Anthony Michael Hall), Bender(Judd Nelson), and Allison(Ally Sheedy) make up the posse of teenagers in detention, and each retain a certain amount of insecurity and superficiality. As they begin to talk and share feelings, it eventually leads to a climactic scene where they are all sitting in a circle, and sharing their innermost insecurities/emotions about their lives and themselves. It is then revealed that no matter how popular, nerdy, angry, or awkward they are, they all have destructive or negative things/people in their lives that they must live with everyday. They inevitably band together and then nominate Brian, the nerd, to write an essay that was given to them at the beginning of detention stating who they think they are.
The essay that brian writes is possibly the most perfect way of summing up their experience together, and will undoubtedly go down as one of the most epic teenage monologues in movie history. The essay depicts how every teenager feels towards the adults towering over them, and does it absolutely flawlessly; it was the most badass way a teenager has told someone off, bar none.
Movies like the breakfast club remind you of what a genius john hughes was, and how much of a tragedy his passing is. He is a legitimate king along with his immensely talented cast that will portray his brilliance for years to come.
John hughes, I solute you. And im sure millions of others would willingly join me in this display of remembrance. You undoubtedly were and are an icon in the film industry, and you will never be forgotten.