“You see us as you want to see us… in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Correct?” -The Breakfast Club
This movie is considered a classic among people, and a lot of my friends were pushing to watch this movie. Honestly, before I watched this film I didn’t have any idea what it was about. The name doesn’t really give anything away, and I’ll be truthful, the movie was actually a lot better than I thought it would be.
Five teens meeting in detention doesn’t really seem like the most exciting movie. And The Breakfast Club doesn’t have any action, unless you count running through the halls, hiding from a teacher. It also doesn’t have a change in setting. It’s placed at a school, and they stay at that school. There wasn’t much to the plot! However, it was still entertaining.
I think the main reason that this film worked so well, was that all of the characters were complex. We saw how they interacted with each other, and we put them into their little cliques, but then we learned about their background, and why they acted the way they did. Not going to lie, the characters were still a little cliche, with the “pressured intelligent student”, and the “have to be perfect princess”, but in the movie they all clicked together.
One of the things that I liked about this film was that teenagers actually acted like teenagers. In a lot of the media these days (especially Disney Channel, ahh) teenagers are either acting way too old for their age, or way too young. They just don’t seem like teenagers. However in The Breakfast Club, the way that they interact, and their thoughts, and emotions…I can relate to them. And that’s why this film was so successful. Anyone who’s gone through high school can relate to the characters, no matter what age.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I definitely recommend you go watch it. Just lay in bed, turn on Netflix, and have a relaxing night.
PS: If you want to read the script: http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/breakfast_club.html
PPS: I apologize for my inactivity, but I have finals and diplomas this month, and it has not been a fun time.