The Breakfast Club

Kaitlyn McCluskey, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

The opening quote, said by David Bowie, for this movie says it all, “…and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations.  They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…”

This cast contains much of the “Brat Pack” which according to The Eighties Club is “The Brat Pack that took Hollywood by storm in the 1980s consisted of the young actors who starred together, in some combination, in films such as St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero.” The people from the “Brat Pack” that were a part of this were Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson. Together these actors and actresses were taking the big screen by storm on a seemingly regular basis.

The Breakfast Club has become an iconic movie that should be seen by all teens discussing many different situations and scenarios that many teens struggle with in a day to day basis. To be more specific on what I mean about relatable topics is things such as family issues, appeasing parents, not being good enough, or feeling like you’re good enough. These issues and more can be related to by most teens and adolescents which is why it seems this movie did so well it’s opening weekend back in 1985.

For those who have not seen this movie, you should soon add it to your what to watch list because this movie has something for everyone. It covers a variety of characters like having what some would call the ‘queen bee’ or the ‘princess’ of the school along with having the typical ‘jock’, ‘nerd’, ‘rebel’, and what the movie describes (and best said) as a ‘basket case’; together they create quite the cast of characters.

This movies takes the topic of high school cliques and being  part of the popular crowd by showing how much the different cliques actually have in common. We are not so different and this is the biggest thing to take from this movie if you take nothing else. Always remember that we all have more in common with each other than people let on and that when given the circumstance where this must be shown, great things happen.

Putting all of this into careful consideration when considering what to watch for your next movie night, think of these points that have been made along with looking at the money this movie brought in when it opened in theaters giving you proof of how popular it remained in 1985. This movie explains the hardships that people experience in adolescence and it shows how many different types of people are more similar than we all are led to believe. Now if you don’t want to watch it because of the components it possesses, watch it simply because this movie is a classic you should not miss out on. So grab some popcorn and  flashback to the ‘80’s.