The Breakfast Club Review
The Breakfast Club was recently added to Netflix so of course I had to give it a watch. The Breakfast Club is one of my favourite movies because it is so simplistic yet such an enjoyable watch.
The Breakfast Club follows five students who have to spend a saturday together in detention. Each of these students comes from a different clique at the school: a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal as the school sees it. As the movie progresses the cliques these students belong to start to mould into one as they become friends, even lovers by the end of the movie. It’s an incredible simple and sweet watch showing you should never judge a book by its cover and just because someone isn’t like you it doesn’t mean you can’t become friends.
What I love about this movie is the characters and how the whole story is based around them. You really get to see how they grow and change throughout the movie and it’s lovely to watch. You really get to know them and I think growing up as a young teenager that is important. It’s great to see ‘normal’ people on the big screen. People you can compare to the people around you and feel included and like your problems aren’t just yours.
That’s the difference with 80s movies and the movies of today. Too much action and effects, too many A-list stars who look perfect all the time. It’s just not a realistic representation. But then you get five actors, in a room, and just give them time to show off their abilities and the way they connect it gives the audience something much deeper than another unrealistic Jennifer Lawrence flick.
But what I also love is that a movie like this would never be made today. Today, a time full of fast paced nonsense and the need for big blockbuster story lines. You look back to the 80s and you get movies like The Breakfast Club, Stand By me, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and you notice that not really much happens but you enjoy it anyway. You enjoy spending time with these characters and you enjoy seeing them grow on screen. This is why I love 80s movies so much. They don’t need all these fancy effects to reel in an audience, just the way they tell the story is good enough.
What do you think of The Breakfast Club?
Until next time.