The Breakfast Club

“You mess with the bull, you get the horns!”

In 1985 John Hughes was really getting into the swing of things, and his next hit, The Breakfast Club, was no different.

In fact, this little gem went on to earn the unofficial title of “quintessential high school film”, so if there’s anything more 80s than The Breakfast Club, we’d love to know about it.

(Just kidding. There isn’t. No point in checking.)

The movie, starring 80s fan favorites Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, and Anthony Michael Hall, focused on teens from different cliques forced into the school library for an all-day Saturday detention. While none of them are friends (C’mon! Jocks can’t be friends with geeks and burnouts…it’s the 80s!), they do all know of each other.

At first, tensions are high as Bender (Nelson) antagonizes the others, and Assistant Principal Vernon intends to make their day as miserable as possible. But as the day wears on, makeovers are had, the required dance montages happen, and problems are solved as all the kids realize they all aren’t so different from each other after all. A few romances blossom, and the movie, of course, ends with the iconic scene of Bender throwing his fist in the air as he walks off into the sunset.

Off camera, things didn’t go so smoothly, though. Nelson got sooo into character that he often bullied Ringwald…which pissed off John Hughes so much that after filming ended, he vowed to never work with Nelson again. *Sigh* We know it’s probably not what you want to hear. So we’re not gonna dwell on that.

The movie grossed over $38 million and went on to cement its standing in the pantheon of high school movies. Whether you’re a total basket case, a brain, a jock, or a princess, The Breakfast Club has something for all of us, and that’s why we love it.

We ♥ The Breakfast Club.


~ by weheart80s on June 13, 2017.

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