The Breakfast Club (30th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray + Digital HD)
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From writer/director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), The Breakfast Club is an iconic portrait of 1980s American high school life. When Saturday detention started, they were simply the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, but by that afternoon they had become closer than any of them could have imagined. Featuring an all-star ’80s cast including Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy, this warm-hearted coming-of-age comedy helped define an entire generation!
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The plot, as most people know, involves five different kids being assigned Saturday detention together. Each kid represents a typical high school stereotype -- a princess (Molly Ringwald), a jock (Emilio Estevez), a brain (Anthony Michael Hall), a basket case (the excellent Ally Sheedy), and a criminal (Judd Nelson). At the beginning of the day, none of them know each other, except for the princess and the jock. Throughout the day, they learn more about each other and work at tearing down the stereotypes that pit them against each other. As for the reviewer who said this isn't realistic that they would open up so much to each other -- it absolutely is. Put five kids into a room without an adult for nine hours, and they will talk about anything.
The beauty of this movie is the depth of the characters beyond the stereotypes -- particularly the nerd, Brian, who as we find out in the movie has problems well beyond what people think of him. He is the one that I most relate to in the movie. Watch "The Breakfast Club," and see who you most relate to. It's a great experience. Beyond the social commentary aspect, it's also just a funny movie. The jokes come at breakneck speed, especially for the first half of the movie (before it gets somewhat serious). The actors are also very enjoyable in their roles, particularly Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall. Highly recommended.
When I told my son that his school is identical to my school back in the '80s, he scoffed, as teenagers do. I asked him if he ever saw "Breakfast Club". He said he heard of it but never saw it. (Mom gets on her Amazon App immediately, orders the Blu-Ray with One-Click).
A couple days later, it arrives in the mail. I hand it over to my son and say, "Here is your school in movie form"... With a scoff and an eye-roll added for effect, he trudges upstairs and I hear it tossed onto his desk. Fast-forward to a Sunday and he's bored. He graces us with his presence that Sunday afternoon and looks like he has had an epiphany!
"Mom! You're right! That school is EXACTLY like my school!" Sometimes Moms are right. It happens.
I said, "Really? No kidding? Because that was MY high school!".
Thank you "Breakfast Club" and Amazon for giving me a common thread to my son! We parents of teenagers need every nugget we can find!
Hughly... I mean HIGHLY recommended. If you haven't seen THIS; Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Bueller... Bueller... Edition) [Blu-ray]; and/or
Too Cool for School - The John Hughes Collection (Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Bueller... Bueller... Edition / Pretty in Pink - Everything's Duckie Edition / Some Kind of Wonderful - Special Collector's Edition)... you haven't SEEN!
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