Cult Reviews- The Breakfast Club


Brent Comley, Staff Writer


John Hughes’ 1985 teen drama, The Breakfast Club is one of the most celebrated movies to come out of the 80’s. The film depicts 5 high school students who endure a Saturday detention. There’s the arrogant, tough guy rebel, the insecure neurotic, the jock from the wrestling team, the prom queen, and the class nerd. The isolated group begins to talk and eventually they exchange truths about themselves and come to new understandings.

“The Breakfast Club” no doubt presents stereotypical characters, but what makes it so enjoyable is that it applies to so many themes such as prejudice, acceptance, diversity, status differences, family matters, etc. It also encourages us to look at ourselves and others beyond surface levels. Many critics point to the predictability of the film, as nothing that happens is all that surprising. But “The Breakfast Club” doesn’t need any huge revelations, as the film is about kids who grow, willing to talk to one another. Unfortunately, there are other weaknesses in the film, such as the one dimensionality of the adults. Even so, it’s an enjoyable film that will make you think how you treat others and we rate it 9 out of 10.