The Breakfast Club (1985)
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as Andrew Clark
as Claire Standish
as Richard Vernon
as Brian Johnson
as Allison Reynolds
as John Bender
as Allison's Father
as Brian's Sister
as Andy's Father
as Claire's Father
as Allison's Mom
as Brian's Mom
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Critic Reviews for The Breakfast Club
Hughes has a wonderful knack for communicating the feelings of teenagers, as well as an obvious rapport with his exceptional cast - who deserve top grades.
Hughes may deserve more plaudits as a social worker than a filmmaker, but you have to admit his hokey situation plays. The reason is the five terrific young actors, who bring more conviction to these parts than they perhaps deserve.
Nothing really changes. You hear nothing you haven't heard before. But you know that for them it is happening for the first time, and they deserve compassion. I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to see "The Breakfast Club."
Rarely have on-screen teens felt this authentic. They bluster, bicker and trade horrible insults (whence the film's R rating), then suddenly expose their most guarded feelings.
While meticulously drawn, the film's characters are so stereotypically representative that only the lamest of moviegoers will not determine their respective backgrounds and problems long before the plodding movie does.
Audience Reviews for The Breakfast Club
A smart, moving and funny relic of more than 30 years of age, that takes its characters and their problems seriously in the sweetest way, which really pays off and makes the film still ring true today. It also makes you miss the 1980s sooo much. Don't you forget about me.
An adorable classic of the '80s that still feels fresh, showing five teenage kids opening up about their personal problems with a great dialogue and inspired actions - and it is Judd Nelson who is unforgettable as the rebel youngster that acts as the catalyst of everyone's emotions.
John Hughes' coming-of-age classic is engulfed with brash stars (Estevez, Ringwald, Nelson, Hall, Sheedy) in their most pristine and memorable roles. The Breakfast Club is witty, hysterical and impacting with its in-depth portrayal of high school teenagers in the 80s. The film is heartfelt and is a great motion picture for generations of then, now and the future. 5/5
The Breakfast Club Quotes
|Richard Vernon:||What if your home, your family... What if your dope was on fire?|
|John Bender:||Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear.|
|Brian Johnson:||You know, there's not supposed to be any monkey business.|
|John Bender:||Young man, have you finished your paper?|
|John Bender:||Well, I don't know any lepers either, but I'm not gonna run out and join one of their fucking clubs.|
|Andrew Clark:||You ask me one more question and I'm beating the shit out of you.|
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