The Breakfast Club Final By:Nicholas Macioce

The Breakfast Club is a movie which details out the lives of Five teenagers from different stereotypical groups which includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Who got Saturday detention for different reasons. The title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff for morning detention at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes’ friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention before school starting time were designated members of “The Breakfast Club”. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The film premiered in Los Angeles on February 7, 1985. Universal Pictures released the film in cinemas in the United States on February 15, 1985. It received critical acclaim and earned $51.5 million on a $1 million budget. Critics consider it one of the greatest high school films of all time, as well as one of Hughes’ most memorable and recognizable works. during the movie each character has his or her chance to tell there story, making each other see them a little differently. This movie mainly takes place at a detention area in a school library. They pass the hours in a variety of ways. They dance, harass each other, tell stories, fight, smoke marijuana, and talk about a variety of subjects. Gradually they open up to each other and reveal their secrets, for example, Allison is a compulsive liar, and Brian and Claire are ashamed of their virginity and Andy got in trouble because of his overbearing father. Through out the movie Bender constantly tries to wind people up, rebel against Vernon and show off, constantly reminding us of his characters stereotype. When Vernon leaves, some of the character’s stereotypes are revealed with more depth. The athlete (Andrew) tries to push against Bender, Bender constantly creates trouble and Brian talks about his academic clubs. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. They also discover that they all have strained relationships with their parents and are afraid of making the same mistakes as the adults around them. However, despite these evolving friendships, they’re afraid that once the detention is over, they will return to their respective cliques and never speak to each other again. In the end, some of their more hidden character traits emerge. Claire emerges as a natural leader. Bender develops a softer attitude and becomes more friendly with everyone. Claire even kisses him and it seems the two will try a romantic relationship. Andrew becomes interested in Allison after she allows Claire to give her a makeover. At Claire’s request and the consensus of the group, Brian agrees to write the essay Mr. Vernon assigned earlier, which challenges Mr. Vernon and his preconceived judgments about all of them. While Brian accedes, instead of writing about the actual topic, he writes a very motivating letter that is in essence, the main point of the story. He signs the essay “The Breakfast Club”, and leaves it on the table for Mr. Vernon to read when they leave. There are two versions of this letter, one read at the beginning and one at the end, and they differ slightly; illustrating the shift in the students’ judgments of one another, and their realization that they truly have things in common. In all This movie at the end winded out having the jock fall in love with the strange girl, and the bad boy fall in love with the princess. Also the Others to go their separate ways at school or any were else.

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