a freelance writer and producer/screenwriter for Spoiler Alert Productions living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published January 20th 2013
What is your stereotype?
One of the most important and critically acclaimed teen movies of all time, "The Breakfast Club" is an absolute necessity for a film buffs collection and a must see for all film lovers, young and old. It is a film that allows the viewer to consider their actions in their youth, the people they knew and the stereotypes they held.
John Hughes' master piece from 1985 received a recent spark in interest after it was featured heavily in the 2012 film "Pitch Perfect" as a major plot device.
The Breakfast Club explores the stereotypes associated with teenagers in the 1980's, many of which continue to this day. From the jock to the princess and the nerd to the nutcase, this film encompasses the diversity of youth but goes on to blur the differences and unite all these teens as a group of misunderstood and wrongly associated individuals that transcend the labels they are given.
This film is perfect for a night in, watching classic cinematic achievements, watch it before the likes of "American Pie" to see the development of the teen genre between generations or watch along with Hughes' successor film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to become hopelessly nostalgic and weep at fashion faux pas a plenty in these flicks!
The Breakfast Club was one of the best teen movies to come out of the 80's. I still love watching it today and chuckle at the fashions of the time. And the soundtrack was one of the best of it's time.