Movies from 1980s. The Breakfast Club

There is an interesting movie called The Breakfast Club (1985). Maybe it is not the best movie ever, but it is has a good plot. It shows a school in Chicago. This is a kind of the school, where nobody cares about others, because everyone got his own live to attend to.

The whole story is about high school students who got punished.  They had to spend a whole day (eight hours) at the library. In the end of the day, they suppose to write a little essay of 1000 words and portray the vision of themselves and who they are?

Someone can say that is typical high school movie for teenagers, which is not different from the other movie. For my view, it makes difference, because it shows, how students deal with the problem and communicate with themselves.

All students had minor faults which involved other students, as the victims.  Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) was a beauty queen, Andrew Clarke (Emilio Estevez) – an athlete, Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) – science enthusiast, Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) – very weird girl and John Bender (Judd Nelson) – a bully, with background story.

The plot is not only about the students but also about a principal, who gone mad with the power. Probably, many of us have seen this movie, so there is no need to retell the plot. But what we should focus on is their attitude to each other, a lack of trust on the beginning that became cooperative action on the end.

At first they’ve looked to each other with despise, but then after some time they became friendlier to each other. The reason why they behaved in such manner on the beginning was the fact that they were from different circles. However, the more they learn about each other, the more they realize that they are not so different after all. But still the difference was a result of their living conditions, believes, goals, and parents’ expectations and financial abilities. The situation has connected them. Moreover, the experience that they got together made them a team until the end of the punishment.

It has helped them to integrate closely than they were ever before. They didn’t write the essays but overcame their difference. This is what the movie meant to show.

In real life when yang people gathered together, most of the time they get silly ideas, which sometimes lead them into the trouble. This case wasn’t an exception. After students got their tasks, they took a risk run down the hallway, did talking, smoking etc.. But the most important thing, that they found a common language. As far as we can guess, next time they meet, they won’t be strangers, but acquaintances. But still from the look of things we can conclude that they became frenemies…

Very good movie with the deep meaning, good, and quality monologues and dialogs.


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