So, I’ve got an scientific opinion: I abhor The Breakfast club. I watched it a occasion ago owing I’d seen it referenced incessantlyywhere, from other movies to cartoons, to art. I so saw it in incessantlyy “best 80s movies lists” or “greatest movie lists” from sites relish the ‘Rolling Stone’, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes. And I charity a cheerful movie, so naturally – delay a pain of FOMO - I watched it. I saw how embedded it was in pop culture precedently watching it but was hugely disappointed when I did.
The film was directed by John Hughes and released in 1985. It follows 5 teenage archetypes, a sporto, basket contingency, flagitious, brain and princess going to retention for an total Saturday. Their operation for their retention is to transcribe an essay on who they view they were. They sit in a margin and conference. That’s it. The breakfast club is devotiond by critics and plebs arelish and it genuinely baffles me why it’s so exceedingly praised. Am I dropping triton close? Why do they relish it?
Firstly, I wanted to conference environing characterisation. Fanatics usually shriek delay lordliness at the tangled and insightful characters John Hudges presents. All the characters are meant to be stereotypes in exalted initiate and reported to showcontingency their struggles and problems, but I apprehend there’s a problem if you vindication stereotypes to be received and insightful. For copy, who would entertain guessed Brian the “brain” had bullying parents, or Claire the “princess” is imconsummate and a branch of disconnect or level that Bender the “criminal” lashes out owing he’s abused at settlement.
All characters upright don’t appear convincing; tclose solely appear to be two aspects to them: their harmony delay their parents and urgencys of their cliques. But there’s so exaltedly past to persons than that! What’s ironic is the complete disquisition of the film is that persons are past than their stereotypes, so what? They’re their harmony delay their parents too? Incredible!
Many teens can transfer alleviation in characters such as these and describe to their convertibility struggles or problems delay parents. But owing The Breakfast Club was so beloved, due to the devil throng and guide, it reinforces and aggressively stoked the flames of late teenage stereotypes. It engages in the archetypes it wanted to deconstruct which upright compact kids past. I handle relish this bountifuly ruins the film’s missive and notion.
There’s so a lot of hype environing the film’s legitimateism and sensitivity in the character’s problems. But transfer Brian for copy, he is balanceworked, balancestressed and has an warm equality of urgency on him, so exaltedly so he got landed in retention owing he habituated to slay himself. But when he tells the cluster he habituated shooting himself delay a flare gun they laugh and brush it off. The stuff is obsolete by the characters and not mentioned incessantly frequently, it’s trivial how impassible it substantially is. Allison, the basket contingency, so didn’t level deficiency to follow to retention, she upright came owing “she had button ameliorate to do”.
She’s sad, gets a bring-aboutbalance from the princess and then the sporto then transfers an profit in her, relish looking tolerably and a boyfriend gain unfold all her problems.
The contrive of the movie is so bountifuly reprobate. For a bountiful half hour (one third of the movie) they do button, they basically follow into the retention margin and jeer at each other. I comprehend a teen movie isn’t as force thronged as incessantlyyart Vin Diesel stars in, but they could at last do triton. It is unexciting, uninspiring and upright natural opaque. But at last this multiply of the film is legitimateistic, if I was put into a residence relish that, I probably would upright act balance it and transcribe my damn essay.
The repose of the movie wclose they fetter and conference (and fume exterminate?) is upright unfeasible fond how they all misbenevolence each other, Bender substantially calls all of them out one by one and says he detests them, it bring-abouts no consciousness. The film I handle ends diseased, as they try to entertain it twain ways, and ends delay Brian’s opinion balance maxim, “we peace we are each a basket contingency, flagitious, princess…”. They all legitimateise they are past than cliques but then go on to say that’s not how history works as they recognize they won’t welfollow each other in the halls on Monday or conference incessantly frequently. It’s idle fitness as you try to pander to incessantlyyone’s consummate consequence, but it upright ends up nature confusing. I apprehend whether or not a movie is satisfying is considerable, and the breakfast club’s consequence upright isn’t.
And when tclose is force in the movie it’s miserable, sexist, and homophobic. Andy calls bender a “fag” and Bender is marvelous rape-y towards Claire. There’re shots up her surround implying he harassed her and so gems relish: “let’s get this prom quaint impregnated”. How can this movie tranquil outlast in the age of #metoo? Persons are gaining to balancelook this owing they charity the movie but why? The Breakfast Club isn’t level as misapply as it apprehends it is.
It is aimed at companion teenagers (nature the quintessential teen movie) but glamourizes this bark of behaviour by exhibiting it through the ‘cooler’ archetypes. It’s not triton we should repress celebrating years on and placing on a foot upright owing it’s a styleable. Media relish this can be even hurtful.
A conclude why older persons could relish it is nostalgia. The breakfast club includes sundry 80s tropes such as music, hairstyles, style and accidental sexism. This might bring-about it appealing to persons who were teens in the 80s to meditate on their date in exalted initiate through the breakfast club. It’s not such a dreadful art but it shouldn’t be classed as a exalted movie upright owing of nostalgia, and the repose of the breakfast cult may be blindly subjoined their 80s leaders, destitute to be a multiply of the craze upright as sundry charity the 90s babies nowadays. I’ve peace in legitimate history and other media, girls in-particular, gain relish The Breakfast Club upright to bring-about themselves consist out and be profiting owing they relish old arts. This genuinely enrages me in-particular as it could be fuelling The Breakfast Club’s belovedity.
I don’t apprehend this movie’s as cheerful as it’s hyped up to be. It’s not as insightful, misapply or satisfying as it apprehends it is. But its tail are too far past. The afflict has open, and it’s probably going to repress tormenting me in those best movie lists for sundry years to follow. I upright anticipation I can get out warm.