The Breakfast Club - 1985 (R)


Year of Release: 1985
Rated: R
Director: John Hughes
Approx. Running Time: 98 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good frients. John Hughes, creator of the critcally acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.

My Comments:

The ultimate teen movie. Anybody who survived high school should be able to relate to this film and to the characters in it. You've got the slacker/stoner, the jock, the nerd, the outcast, and the preppy, popular girl - all trapped in detention together.
There is one thing though that I don't understand about this film - its R rating. There's no nudity. No violence, not even any particularly obscene language. Perhaps the marijuana usage? Or the shot of Molly Ringwald's underwear? I'm not sure, but it really is a fine film for most ages.

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5 Stars
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