Thursday, December 17, 2015

Breakfast Club Blog

This is film directed and written by John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. This film takes place in a highschool where the following five students are spending their Saturday in a library for detention. Each of these indivuals are apart and from different worlds. These highschool students are very relatable to at least one highschool peer we may have had an encounter with. These actors potrayed their roles well because this is one of the best coming-of age movies. They're all just a bunch of highschool students that so happened to do something that got them in trouble, and resulted to them dedicated one of their precious Saturday's to a day in detention. The principal assigns them as a punishment an 1,000 word essay explain "Who they are". They had eight hours to complete this assignment. At first it's just a clashing of their different worlds into one another's which causes tension, awkward silence, and keeping to themselves. But as time goes by they get antsty, and bored. All of them then smoked weed they loosened up, and opened up. They all share their stories, and why they are spending the day in detention. They then realize what they all have in common is wanting to be nothing like their parents, and having strained relationships with their parents. Allison admits to being a compulsive liar, Andrew can't think for himself, John gets abused at home, Brian attempted suicide because of a bad grade he got, knowing he'd get in trouble at home for it, and Claire is suprisingly a virgin (comes to a suprise because of the group of friends she has). John then verbally comes for Claire by stating she comes from a rich dad so she would never understand his lifestyle. He pushes her to the edge where she shouts back and breaks down in tears. After this they share the reasoning behind their personalities, as well as tears, laughs, and shouting. After this scene they all form a friendship with one another. Claire then makes her move on John an. they share a romantic moment. This is closer to the end of the movie, as it comes to an end Brian quickly writes on a paper the assignment that they were assigned before the principal returned. Detention is over and all of their parents came to pick them up, Allison and Andrew shared a kiss as well as Claire and John. She gives him her diamond earring to keep, and ripped a piece of a jacket for her to keep. The principal picked up the letter which read "In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions: A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal" where at the bottom Brian signed "The Breakfeast Club". While John crossed the football field; shades on, walking cool, on his way home he threw his fist in the air and the movie ended with a freeze frame of this scene. Up to this point I am still clueless as to why Brian referred to himself and the rest of them to "The Breakfast Club" but I enjoyed this movie it's a very good film.

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