The Breakfast Club

Topics: The Breakfast Club / Pages: 3 (1134 words) / Published: Nov 30th, 2014
The Breakfast Club (1985) The Breakfast Club was released in February 1985. There is a least six main characters in this film they are known as the “brat pack” we have Molly Ringwald as “Claire Standish” is a pretty, popular, and a spoiled princess. Judd Nelson as “John Bender” is the bad boy, does not have a care in the world, and a criminal. Emilio Estevez as “Andrew Clark” he is the stuck up jock, the athlete, who has a soft side. Then we have Ally Sheedy as “Allison Reynolds” who plays a recluse, admits she is a compulsive liar, and is known as a basket case. Anthony Michael Hall as “Brian Johnson” he has the brains and is nerd in this film. Lastly we have Paul Gleason as “Richard Vernon” the assistant principal. The Director is John Hughes, he is best known for Home Alone 1 &2, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Genre Classification is Drama/Comedy. The plot to the Breakfast club: They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. To the outside world they were simply a Brain, an Athlete, a Basket Case, a Princess, and a Criminal, but to each other, they would always be the “Breakfast Club”. The tag line: They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention, Five high school students, all from different cliques, are summoned to the school library, they are assigned an essay on “Who you think you are?” from the assistant principal Mr. Vernon , when they question who they really are they begin to bond. As the hours pass they dance, harass each other, tell stories, fight, and smoke marijuana. They continue to open up an learn each other secrets for example, Allison is a compulsive liar, Brian and Claire are ashamed of their virginity, and Andy got in trouble because of his overbearing father.

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