The Breakfast Club Reviews
Although it may be an older movie the ideas and views expressed in the movie are still relatable to most high school students and also to older viewers wanting to relate to their childhoods. To modern day high school students the culture and the things that were popular in the movie may be very different than what they might be interested in. The characters were very unique in their own way.Although they had very basic descriptions of the characters at the beginning of the movie throughout the development of the story and the progression of the movie you start to see that the characters are all much more than their basic descriptions given by the administrator in charge of the detention they are all attending. At the beginning of the movie it starts off with the parents talking to the kids and it gives another perspective and it also gives the characters backgrounds. The problems with their parents shows up later in the story when they are all talking. They figure out that although they may be labelled differently they are all still the same on the inside and are in some of the same problems. Also the problems they are having they can help each other through them. The acting throughout the movie was well done and even though they are teenagers all of the actors were very talented. I love the way in this movie the soundtrack told a story and it also added to the plot, the fades in and out of the music covering up John Bender screaming at Mr.Vernon was a beautiful touch. Everyone in this movie and on the movies crew did an amazing job, i would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone.
The Breakfast Club
As much as powerful the screenplay is, John Hughes's attempt to install cheesy and petty inputs in characters to attract younger audience wears down the intensity and gravitas that it had created that easily would have helped it enter the major league. His directorial work is appreciative but deserved a better supervision compared to its script. The performance wasn't up to the mark which is the only thing that itches one down the throat in this old classic. The Breakfast Club is a typical teenage movie retold in the most intriguing way that it is almost impossible not to invest in it and be moved by it (no matter how much familiar their tales may sound but the impact doesn't grow shallow at all).
Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society.
"The Breakfast Club" is one of the most iconic films ever? Why haven't you watched it yet, Chris? Why not? My friends always ask me this. I'll answer with the fact that you don't need to see every "renowned classic" in order to be smart about films. In fact, since this film, it has been done a thousand times over. It's nothing special, but if you look back to what this film originally was, it's still executed great, and is surely one of the better films of its decade.
You got nothing different here. You have the jock, the queen, the nerd, the emo, and the outcast. You have every essential stereotype packed into one room and that's not different. The different is the small things in this film and the writing. The characters themselves are pretty self-explanatory and while they're not special, they're still written well. The characters have great dialogue and they certainly give solid performances.
The best thing about this film is the screenplay. It's a very well written screenplay with so much small jokes and great lines of dialogue. It's well crafted and I think it's really the core of this film. It'd be nothing without the small and minute details that makes it what it is. The film is simple but deep down, it's more complex. I think the screenplay was in the hands of the right person and it certainly was well structured.
In the end, "The Breakfast Club" still holds up well today. As someone who wasn't born in the 80s, I can't speak for this film and its impact back then. All I can do is compare to media today and it holds up pretty decently.
So nostalgic n don't you forget about me