Friday, May 05, 2006

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is just a classic 80s flick. It showcases the ever-talented "Brat Pack" starring Emilo Estevez as the jock Andrew Clark; Anthony Michael Hall as the nerd Brian Johnson, Judd Nelson as the juvenile delinquent named John Bender, Ally Sheedy as the crazy girl named Allison Reynolds, and Molly Ringwald as the "rich bitch" Claire Standish. These teenagers are all stuck in Saturday detention for different reasons and they all depict traditional high school stereotypes of the popular kids, the jocks, the nerds, the weirdos, etc. It is through this forced detention time together that their real personalities are revealed and the lines are blurred between social class distinctions. The nerds become friends with jocks, the freaks and the popular kids bond. They unearth hidden secrets about themselves, their family lives, the pressures their parents put on them, etc. ultimately forming friendship bonds with the other kids.

Breakfast Club is a highly entertaining film to say the least. It comments on the social hierarchies present in all high schools, even in this day, and mocks the stereotypes.

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