Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Breakfast Club

The 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club, portrays a perfect example of different high school stereotypes and how they interact with each other. 5 completely different strangers come together in detention when they all discover they are not as different as they all thought. From 7 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon these strangers confess secrets, share life stories, express emotions, and become friends. This 80's comedy revolves around the story of a beauty, Claire standish (Molly Ringwald) a brain, Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) a jock, Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez) a rebel, John Bender (Judd Nelson), and the basket case, Allison Reynolds (ally sheedy)

Through out the day they gradually open up to each other. They pass the hours by dancing, smoking marijuana, making jokes about one another, and telling stories. As friendships start they discover that Allison is a compulsive liar who is just tired of being ignored. Claire and Brian are both secretly ashamed of being virgins. Andrew is not as perfect as he seems, and Bender has a terrible family life.

This quirky stereotypical cliche of a high school movie demonstrates social standards of students, elements of teenage problems, and the difference between cliques.

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