Poignant, funny and thoroughly relatable, the screenplay presents a touching tale of teen angst which doesn’t seek to patronise or trivialise the teenager’s experiences and still resonates, even if you’ve long left your school days behind. There are great lines dotted throughout the movie : ‘We’re all pretty bizarre.
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“When you grow up, your heart dies.” Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club . The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying.
About 25 uses each of the f – and s- words . “A–hole” and “b–ch” are used six or seven times each. “H—,” “a–” and “p—” are all used as well. About 10 references to the male anatomy include “balls,” “pr–k” and “d–k.” “ F -ggot” is lobbed into the mix once.
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
The popular girl at school, Claire Standish, was played by Molly Ringwald. Claire ended up in detention because she skipped class so she could go shopping.
The Breaskfast Club will be available on Netflix on Sept. 1.
The ‘official’ Brat Pack consists of the following nine actors, the combined casts of St Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club . They are: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe , Mare Winnigham, Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson.
The movie introduces us to the characters as the stereotypes that each student considers the other: the Nerd (Hall), the Beauty (Ringwald), the Jock (Estevez), the Rebel (Nelson), and the recluse (Sheedy). Also, we are introduced to another stereotype; the mean overbearing teacher.
Regarded as one of the seminal films of the ’80s, John Hughes’ movie is a compendium of the anxieties, confusion and joys of teenage existence. It made Hughes a star, and he’d go on to write or direct other classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad ” (referring to Carl; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
My Suggested MPAA Rating : R for language, smoking, and brief violence~all involving preteens and teenagers. Violence-3/5- A dead body is shown for a few seconds with a little blood on its face (but not horribly graphic) which can disturb some people.