Wednesday, June 26, 2013


As the quote in the beginning goes,

And these children that you spit on

as they try to change their worlds

are immune to your consultations.

They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…”

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This made me want to listen to the whole song written and performed by David Bowie. Anyway, the movie caters to the stereotypes usually found in high school. On a Saturday, six students get detention. Each have their reasons for being there. And through sorting out their differences, they form a mutual bond through a common problem: PARENTS

In a way, we are what we are to what our parents make of us. If our parents pamper us, we end up spoiled and greedy towards material possessions and end up being couch potatoes. If we get beaten and verbally abused, we shun ourselves from them and be the rebellious child they never wanted. And when they have such high expectations, we end becoming the social misfits of the world by being shut-ins.

Pretty much, this problem is explored in the movie as each character explain their undertakings within their household and the feelings they keep inside as they cannot find any reason to say anything.

The movie tackles a story quite common to the young generation of today. It’s quite different from the “now” typical story of teen bullying. You could say that the parents are the bullies in this case.

Each of us have these feelings toward our parents somehow. A certain longing that they couldn’t give or some hatred that they instilled which we’ll take till our wake. The story, though in just one setting, brings about that homely and shared feeling.

I would say that The Breakfast Club is the best teenage/ high school movie I’ve seen a while. The actors, especially Judd Nelson who played John Bender, made such an impact towards me. Though he had some sharp remarks, he does care.
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Ally Sheedy who played Allison Reynolds was my favorite. Her weirdness was such a breath of fresh air. It wouldn't be complete without the weird girl in the bunch. That’ll be just wrong.

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And lastly, Brian Johnson, the geek. The one who made me cry. Brilliant

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The story also opened the idea of friendship through all the typecasting. The cheerleaders and the cool kids hang-out together while the nerds and the DND buffs clamor to each other for protection. Brian Johnson, played by Anthony Michael Hall, had stated he wanted to be friends with the others. The fact that this idea was shirked to the corner made me cry. I am a firm believer that conforming towards the typical I-cannot-be-friends-with-you-coz-I’m-popular excuse is such a delusional way to live by. Each person should be treated equally, whatever race, belief and what kind of person they may be. May they be good or evil. That’s why as much as possible, I gear towards different personalities when having friends. It wouldn’t be fun if everyone has the same obsession for make-up or everyone likes that certain actor. Conversations would, in the end, become bland and tasteless.

I guess, in the movie, the possibility of that was left a mystery ( or was it). All we know is that they left each other’s company happy and somewhat triumphant (as Judd Nelson shot his fist up high in the air).

The flow of the story is wonderful and relevant even if you’ve never actually had the same experience as the characters. The setting is perfect and all in all, I would say is that the portrayal of the characters made every single scene perfect. And of course, who would not love that song “DON’T YOU, FORGET ABOUT ME.”? You’re crazy if not.


4 1/2 out of 5 SPECS

(Oh yeah, I’m rating my movies with eyeglasses, SPECS, since I watch movies while wearing them…)

If you haven’t seen The Breakfast Club, then go and grab a copy of it yourself or if you’re rental store has one (which mine doesn’t -_-) then go ahead and rent one! It’s a must see…

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