The Breakfast Club – Minute Movie Review


One Saturday, five stereotypical high school students have to spend the day in detention. There’s the brain, the jock, the princess, the basket case and the criminal. The film is the story of that day, delving deep into teenage angst and trying very hard to avoid the clichés. In that, it varies between deep drama and light comedy, making for an entertaining and insightful hour and a half. Ultimately, though, despite it’s rigorous and repeated scream for individuality, the characters are nothing but stereotypes, spoiling the message of the film to no small extent.

Random Observations:

The Breakfast Club at the IMDb

I’ve seen the film several times and every time I make the mistake of thinking, “Hey, it’s a John Hughes film, this will be good fun”, only to be horribly reminded just how depressing the film really is.

Emilio Estevez, who plays the sports guy, is the son of Martin Sheen and brother of Charlie Sheen. Did you know that? Of course you did.

Also stars original brat pack members Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall.

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