Beyond being in the same class at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson and Allison Reynolds have little in common, and with the exception of Claire and Andrew, do not associate with each other in school. In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case. But one other thing they do have in common is a nine hour detention in the school library together on Saturday, March 24, 1984, under the direction of Mr. Vernon, supervising from his office across the hall. Each is required to write a minimum one thousand word essay during that time about who they think they are. At the beginning of those nine hours, each, if they were indeed planning on writing that essay, would probably write something close to what the world sees of them, and what they have been brainwashed into believing of themselves. But based on their adventures during that ... Written by
Opens with the following which then explodes from the screen. "And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through." -David Bowie See more »
I must admit that I was a true loner in high school, and essentially I'm
at 33 I'm still a loner who has become a bit more jaded with the passage of
time. With that said, John Hughes "The Breakfast Club" seems to me to be a
sort of love letter to all of us who just seemed to blend into the
background during our high school years. Of course like everyone I also
have a favorite character in the film, and my choice is Allison who is
wonderfully played by Ally Sheedy. So, my advice to all who have read this
far is to try and watch this film with your emotions rather than trying to
analyze the film to death.
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