For years my parents have been telling me about how fantastic The Breakfast Club was for their childhood and how it epitomized the 80s’ for them. I always heard the iconic song that came with the movie but I had never seen it paired with the film. Well, last night, after a funny episode of Kevin Can Wait which referenced The Breakfast Club, I finally got to see this iconic cult classic and I was excited.
This movie had me locked in instantly as the credits were rolling in the beginning because when it said: STARRING (In Alphabetical Order) the actors’ names weren’t in alphabetical order. Ha, hilarious.
I loved that the movie immediately began with all of the characters being dropped off at the school instead of dragging on and getting to that point. It instantly established all of the characters’ economical statuses, relationships with their parents, and how they were handling having to go to detention on a Saturday.
The amazing thing about this film was how it immediately sucked me in from the moment the high schoolers started their detention in the library. There was so much personality from each of the characters just as they started feeling each other out and I was simply riveted.
It was fascinating watching the teenagers slowly confide each other and learn about each other’s lives and become friends throughout their eight hour detention. It also was one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. The dialogue was exceptional, the scenarios were impeccably thought out, and it was just a ridiculously enjoyable movie.
John Hughes, the writer and director of this film, was a genius of the 80s’. Not only did he make The Breakfast Club but he also created iconic movies such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ferris Bueler’s Day Off, and Home Alone (I’ve watched all of these films by the way). That’s crazy! No wonder I resonated with the movie so much and so quickly.
The greatest thing about the film was the message it gave; that no matter who you are, what skin color you have, or what background you come from we’re all the same. At the end of the day the teenagers found out that they all had something in common and that was a beautiful moral to the story. It was a powerful message that still resonates to this day.
All in all, this movie was five stars and now I understand completely why it became such a cult classic.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.