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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is a comedy that was released in 1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes. It’s about five teenage students from different social groups when forced to spend a Saturday together in detention they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock, Emilio Estevez, a stoner, Judd Nelson, a princess, Molly Ringwald, a basket case, Ally Sheedy, and a brain, Anthony Michael Hall, talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving the eight hours in a library. Ultimately, the five find that they may have more in common than they ever imagined and learn more about themselves as well as each other.

It begins with loud rock music playing as a quote from a David Bowie song is on a black background. It shatters like glass to show the high school that they are spending their detention in while the brain, Brian, is talking in the background, the movie ends like this also. While he says different things there are parts of the school that are cut to. An example would be when he is talking about a criminal they show a locker that says, “Open this locker and you will die fag!!!” written in black marker on it. The rest of the story takes place in the school library and what the five students do while their principle isn’t looking. At one point they smoke marijuana and the boy that is a jock breaks a glass door. They also put music on and dance around all over the library.

One of the main characters John Bender, who they call Bender, is the criminal. He lights his shoe on fire to light a cigarette, he pulls apart books, and he steals the screw from the door that is suppose to be open so it closes and the principal can’t watch them. He ends up getting two months more of detention for telling of the principal by talking back to the principal. While that section of the movie is going on the camera angle makes the principal look really big because Bender is sitting down and the camera angle is angled up at the principal. Later in the movie he has all of them running in the hallway to go get marijuana. They are about to get caught but he tells the rest of the group to go back to the library and he takes the blame for not being in the library. The principal finds him and takes him to a closet by himself to sit for the rest of the day. He ends up going back to the library through the ceiling. The camera shot makes him look like he is crawling though this small space. Then he falls and the other four students cover up for him with the principal by telling him that there was no “ruches,” while Bender is hiding under Claire’s, the princess, desk. At the time it shows him looking in her skirt. The shot is Bender under the desk looking at her skirt then it cuts to in her skirt.

Another character Andrew had to face a problem of missing his wrestling met the next week. When he is in the car with his father his father is lecturing him on “screwing around.” He tells him that he will lose his “ride” so he better not get caught again. He was made fun of by the other boys for wearing the “required uniform” “tights.” He brings a huge lunch that consists of two sandwiches, fruit, a quart of milk and everything else imaginable. At the beginning Andrew and Bender are about to fight over Clair because Bender wouldn’t leave her alone. But, in the end Andrew ends up liking the other girl, Allison, after she is made over by Clair. Towards the end of the movie there is a confessional of who did what to get the detention. Andrew tapped Larry Luster’s “buns” together. He also talks about all the pressure he has from his coach that he has to be a winner. He also has all the peer pressure because he did

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