The breakfast club is a long awaited film from the 80's that I've finally got around to seeing. Was it what I was expecting? Definitely not! In fact, it was nothing to do with having breakfast at all, but instead an all day detention that starts very early on in the morning. 5 students, all with opposite appearances and backgrounds must put up with each other over the course of a few hours, within the confides of a library. Knowing little about one another other than what is judged from face value, the 5 soon start quizzing one another instead of opting to write the essay they have been assigned. The deeper the questioning becomes, the more they realise they are not that different at all, only that they choose to portray a certain image as a way of dealing with their personal issues. This movie depicts a very truthful and realistic viewpoint of the effects that home life and peer pressure can place on a student, and how different their life could be if they chose to live through their own path rather than someone else's. On the face of it, this can be perceived as a very boring film, with no action, and too much dialogue, but once you listen to each of the characters, there's probably one we can each relate to, which captivates us more. For some an infamous film, this is far from what I expected, at first a little bemused by the content, but soon appreciating the clever mind that created it. Definitely a recommendable film, but just perhaps not one which you would be thrilled by watching over and over again.