The Breakfast Club | Movie review

the breakfast club

Title: The breakfast club
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Huges
Date: 18 February 1985

About The Breakfast Club

Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine-hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum of one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves.

Source: IMDB



So last week was actually the first time that I watched this movie. And to be honest, I really thought it was about a breakfast club. (LOL). And I was also wondering why it was still popular these days. I mean it is a movie from the 80’s.

As the day progresses, each member tells the story of why they are in detention, and at the end, they realize they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Andrew Clark (The Jock) is under pressure from his father to perform up to his high standards, which Mr Clark believes will add to his lost youth. Brian Johnson (Nerd) excels academically but is failing shop class. Neither he nor his family can accept an F. John Bender (The troublemaker), while tough on the outside, masks a difficult home life. Prom queen Claire(Prom Queen, Popular girl) has pressure to confirm from her friends, as well as issues with her parental unit. Allison (Loner) has few if any friends wear all black, and has similar problems at home.

I also found a fun fact about this movie. Because when Claire is preparing her sushi, a black chopstick is next to her coke but is gone in the following shots.

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