Okay...after watching this movie again, I remember why people say this is the best John Hughes movie.
Yeah, it's the best although Weird Science is my favorite. So the story of The Breakfast Club is really the most simple of all plots, five students at a high school spend detention together on a Saturday. But I'll be damned if that's the whole film, because as the movie goes on you learn more about the characters. Hell in my high school we watched this movie as a character study! This is the epitome of a character driven story, because all it focuses on is the teenagers. We learn about the paths of life they all come from and well, really and truly who they are. A brain, a athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. And yet there is so, so much more to these characters than what they identify themselves as. And the more I think about it, I have never said or understood people who say a movie is 'deep', it makes no sense to me but you know, that is this movie! It's a deep movie! Nothing is as it seems in this film, you just think of these people as stereotypes at first but by the end of the movie they are fully, complete three dimensional characters and you love all of them. The story although simple is brilliant, the characters are the heart and soul of the movie, the setting is nice, the music is great, it's just genius! If you could only watch one single John Hughes movie this would be it. I cannot stress how good a movie this truly is. Please for the love of all that is good and wholesome in this world, watch it!
Okay, that's it for this week. Next week, we'll be getting a little more action and typical summer movie tropes but in not so typical movies.