The Breakfast Club
Perhaps John Hughes’ greatest triumph, The Breakfast Club
takes us inside the lives of five high school students who have been imprisoned
together for a Saturday of detention.
Ever since its release viewers have been relating to the plights of these students. While they are each unique, chances are one of them will remind you of
yourself. The geek, the jock, the
popular girl, the bad boy, the possibly mentally disturbed loner – high school
had them all. What the film shows though
is that we all have parts of each of those characters within us, and that is
what brings us together.
“You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.”