The Breakfast Club Movie Review

The Breakfast Club (1984) is a movie that presents different types of issues that many teenagers deal with. This makes the characters very relatable to their intended audience and may be worth your time.

The movie is about five different types of high school students that have to spend their Saturday in detention writing an essay on who they think they are as a person: The criminal (Judd Nelson), The Princess (Molly Ringwald), The jock (Emilio Estevez), The brain (Anthony Michael Hall), and The basket case (Ally Sheedy).

Throughout the movie, the characters are presented with the opportunity to have a close dynamic with certain personalities that they would not normally be friends with. It is interesting to see the characters more and more in depth throughout the movie.

It is also interesting to see how these different types of characters interact with each other at the beginning and end of the film and how and why that changes at the end. It is also interesting to see which characters get along better overall. The scenes are also mainly entertaining and usually quite funny.

However, there are certain scenes and aspects of the movie that are more unlikeable. For example, the scene where John (the criminal) is hiding under Claire (the princess) and Andrew’s (the jock) desk while the principal is in the room and John puts his face in between Claire’s legs. This scene felt unnecessary for John’s character development and for the movie overall. This is significant because John is portrayed as a troubled teenager, who is secretly sensitive and has a soft spot. This scene feels as if it is quite out of character for him and his development. This scene also does not really have any comedic value to it.

There are even some scenes that are slightly more dramatic. For example, the scene where all of the characters are dancing at the end of the film and the character: Andrew was lip singing to a song, along with the other characters and once the song hits a high note, the glass window in the door breaks. Putting this effect in the movie seemed slightly over dramatic and unrealistic, especially since the whole purpose of the movie is to be realistic. This also applies to the scene where John told everyone that he was being abused by his father and becomes frustrated, very loud rock music began to play in the scene. The rock music felt as if it did not truly fit the scene and also seemed very random.

Overall, I rate this movie a 6/10 because the movie is iconic and relatable for teenagers. However, there are certain scenes that should have been changed.