Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club is a classic teen film based on a group of five high school teenagers serving a Saturday morning detention. Each of the five students are categorized with different stereotypes. However, throughout their detention, they begin to bond with each other, realizing that they have a lot more in common than they thought.

John Bender (Judd Nelson), the punkish, rebel kid, is the center point of the group; for, he does not get along with anybody and is already known as a troublemaker. The other four characters include Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) the nerdy kid, Andy (Emilio Estevez) the jock/wrestler, Claire (Molly Ringwald) the spoiled rich girl, and Allison (Ally Sheedy) the weird girl who nobody understands.

Most of the people in the group get along with each other fine except for Bender; everyone seems to have a problem with him. Ironically enough, however, Bender is mostly responsible for bringing the group together. His outgoing and talkative personality gels the group by constantly providing action and conversation.

This is arguably the best teen film of all time, as it accurately depicts the stereotypes of a high school. To this day in 2006 (almost 2007), all high schools across the nation still have kids that fit these stereotypes. In addition, it is a heart-warming story that brings a group of different people together as one. These aspects combined with a good laugh make this film a fun one to watch.

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