I remember seeing this movie when it was released in the movie theatre. For decades I hadn't really thought about it much until I was waiting in the queue to pick up my son after school. He's a Junior in high school and I'm sitting there in the car looking at the droves of teenagers empty out of the building. It dawned to me.... I'm witnessing my own high school! I'm seeing a replay of "Breakfast Club" all over again! Things go in cycles. Currently in our high schools the '80s have resurfaced. I'm seeing guys in pastel Polo shirts, khaki shorts, top-siders with no socks and a sweater tied round their neck. There are the 'Nerds' with their mountains of books and Star Trek t-shirts. Here come the "All in Black", heavy eyeliner, Doc Martin-wearing, angst-ridden with their heads down. The 'metal heads' with concert t-shirts that they most likely didn't attend. There are always the 'jocks', donning letter jackets, gleaming smiles, large necks and a gaggle of gals with leggings and giggles following their every step....
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!