Monday, November 17, 2008

The Breakfast Club

This movie came out in 1985 and is about five high school students who have to go to a day of detention on a Saturday. They start the day feeling that they have nothing in common, however, they end it with a better understanding of themselves and each other. They were five strangers with nothing in common but each other (tag line).

This movie contains the actors known as the Brat Pack (see earlier post for further information). That made this movie a must see in the 80's. This was the first time my parents actually forbid me from seeing a movie because they had heard that there was drug use and they didn't want to see their little girl led down the wrong path. They made a point of singling this movie out because they knew, because of the Brat Pack, I would want to see it. To make a long story short, of course I did go see it at the first chance possible (although I confessed as soon as I got home).

This movie has been seen by a lot of people and everyone still remembers and loves to repeat what is one of the greatest cinematic lines in all history:

Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to do a whole Saturday of detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're are crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain... an athlete... and a basket case...and a princess...and a criminal...Does that answer your question?...Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.

Here is a movie clip played to the hit song from the soundtrack Don't you forget about by Simple Minds

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