The Breakfast Club: A Triumph of the 80s

When growing up, I was lucky enough to never have to spend a Saturday in detention, something after watching this definitive 80s teen movie I would give my right arm for.

This is consider to be one of the greatest high school films, as well as one of Hughes’ most memorable and recognisable works and it is undeniably true.

There is nothing within this film that shouldn’t be and everything works perfectly together and in turn produces an outstanding viewing.

Each character has their own reason why they are having to spend their Saturday in detention and all are revealed by each character as they grow to know and enjoy each other’s company.

One of the most emotional scenes in this film is when the ‘Brain’ explains why he is there and you can’t help but be hooked and even, some may shed a tear.

I have to admit that when re-watching The Breakfast Club for the fifth time, I couldn’t help but wonder how a remake in modern day would work and from ideas that were spinning around my head, I’m glad that there isn’t one in the making.

This film is one hundred percent perfect.

This is not to say that there are some scenes that are just unbearable to watch, in particular, when the students smoke weed and dance around the library.

Every time I watch this film that is the one scene that I just cannot watch.

Besides that one scene, there is nothing else about the film that isn’t out of place. It will constantly have you asking questions including the one I couldn’t get out of my head ‘Which character would I be?’ (Unfortunately for me, it would be the Brain).

As well as the acting and the script of the film, the soundtrack is unbelievably catchy.

With the brilliant Simple Minds having their infamous track ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ as the end sequence track is one of the most suited songs to be added to a film.

The fact that the song is entitled ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ is perfect for the ending of the film as you never find out how they treat each other when school begins on Monday.

This iconic film will have you wondering just what will happen to each of these characters once the film has ended. Do they stay friends at school on Monday? Do they go back to their normal friends?

This film takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There are parts that will make you belt out laughter and parts that will have you on the brink of crying.

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