The Movie that Defined A Generation
Flashback to the 80's.
It wouldn't be a far cry to say that my teenage years were some of the worst years of my life. I was pretty unhappy during those days and like everyone else, I was always trying to figure out who I was. I admit I was a pretty good student when it came to my studies and I regularly got good grades in school. I was also dating one of the most popular girls in my school and I spent most of my lunch hours hanging out with the cool kids. I hated my life.
In math class, I became friendly with a girl that wore glasses. My girlfriend told me I should stop talking to her to protect my reputation because it just wasn't cool. I started to wonder who my real friends were. And why did I feel like being with the cool kids was so important.
The Movie That Defined A Generation
This coming-of-age movie is about five high-school kids who have nothing in common except for the fact that they are serving detention on the same day. The entire movie takes place almost exclusively in a library room and they are told to sit there for 8 hours and write an essay about who they think they are. During the day there is a lot of arguing between the kids which results in them opening up to one another and although they seem to have nothing in common, they eventually discover that they are really not so different after all.
Each character is portrayed brilliantly by the talented cast who makes this movie shine. I was a huge fan of Molly Ringwald and she is a natural in her role as the "beauty queen". If you went to high school in the 80's and haven't seen this movie, you'll most likely enjoy this movie. You'll travel back in time when saying things like "totally" were considered cutting-edge cool. The soundtrack includes one of my favorite songs of all time, "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds.
Personally, The Breakfast Club was more than just a movie. It helped me in realizing that I wasn't alone in feeling angry, confused and that we all have to deal with peer pressure. It also gave me courage and the strength to be what I wanted to be so from that day forward I vowed to at least be true to myself. I decided to cut ties with the so called "cool" kids and ended the relationship with my girlfriend. I was never really into her anyway and besides, I wasn't cool enough to hang out with them after I decided to keep talking to that girl in those funky looking glasses.
The Breakfast Club-Flashback Edition
This special edtion of The Breakfast Club includes some bonus content such as the origins of the Brat Pack, a feature commentary with the actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson and the original theatrical trailer of the movie. Directed by John Hughes, one of the most iconic directors of the 80's, The Breakfast Club is definitely one of the greatest movies to define an entire generation.
I just loved this movie that I must have seen it a dozen times. Everything from the awesome music to the funky fashion portrays what the 80's were all about.