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Retro Review: The Breakfast Club (1985)

Most people, in high school, stick with their specific clique or whatever. Peer pressure is always a factor too. I’ve bent way more times than I’d like to admit thanks to pure pressure or from being an introvert. The only pleasant part about high school, was, for me forging the lasting relationships that remain in my life to this day. And those friends, weren’t connected to a clique, not at all, actually. Sure, we’d hang out in Mr. Slater’s room in the morning before classes began. Or play Yugi-oh at lunch (usually, sometimes chess instead). But, all of us were indeed different. Yet, we were strangely unified still. 

I’m really fond of the message concerning The Breakfast Club. This 80s coming-of-age film places the spotlight squarely on the often glossed over inner struggles American teenagers face such as expectations from parents/teachers/adults/society, clique identity, and self-stereotyping. Initially, these characters easily defined until the audience in tandem with the teenage cast discover how alike they are as the film moves forward.

The five seemingly established high school stereotypes of Andrew “Andy” Clark (the Athlete), Claire Standish (the Princess…Hey, is her last name a pun on acting standoffish?), Allison Reynolds (the Basket Case), John Bender (the Criminal), and Brian Ralph Johnson (the Brain) are all broken down in The Breakfast Club then expertly put back together as these teens learn to relate to one another through a collective mutual hatred of their parents. Bender’s character is the catalyst (he’s also openly stands up to the exceedingly unlikable adult character, the principal Mr. Richard Vernon), setting into motion the heart of this movie which possesses complex and amiable characters. 

The two major things that bother me about the flick though have to do with the bonds between Bender-Claire and Andrew-Allison that happen near the conclusion of it. Claire liking Bender fits into the “bad boys” thing, right? And Andrew ending up with Allison reinforces the “outer beauty being more important than the inner”. I should of known Allison’s character would have to go through some damn beautification process. Despite being lovely in her own unique way already. 

Also, writing both of these in in the first place, feels, unnecessary. Unless writer-director John Hughes did that to attempt to strengthen the “more similar than diverse” angle of the five characters. I don’t know. One last one thing: Hughes raises issues, but, oddly doesn’t dig deeper (solutions, what to do about them). Weird, huh? 

Minus the usage of the Simple Minds song “Don’t You (Forget About Me), the soundtrack of TBC is, mostly forgettable. Even though Treblemaker Jesse Swanson from the motion picture Pitch Perfect (2012) states otherwise. Sorry, one memorable song doesn’t equal a “soundtrack.” Not even close!

In fact, John Hughes’ following flick Pretty in Pink (1986), once again starring actor Molly Ringwald, had a far superior soundtrack with songs standing out and functioning splendidly in their respective moments like “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths, “If You Leave” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “Left of Center” by Suzanne Vega, and “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Danny Hutton Hitters. Many consider the selected tracks listing and their insertion throughout Pretty in Pink one of the greatest in cinema history. Yeah, I can concur with that. Which is why the utterly lacking soundtrack for The Breakfast Club is infuriating to me. 

All in all, similar to the motion picture’s resounding paen of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, TBC represents an empirical anthem for Generation Y teens. Heartfelt, dramatic, believable, and humorous, the universal lessons The Breakfast Club teaches about five students from five diverse cliques stuck in detention together on a Saturday transcend the confines of time. TBC should be quintessential viewing for everyone. That’s my belief. 

DON’T YOU WISH YOUR LIFE WAS LIKE AN ‘80S MOVIE?

The teenagers of Rosewood, Illinois don’t have a clue that their lives seem to resemble that of a 1980s teen flick.  The reason behind that is each and everyone of them is a living, breathing incarnation of those iconic film characters.

You’ll find everyone from Ferris Bueller trying to find a way to go under Dean Rooney’s rules to have the ultimate cut day, the Heathers competing against each other to see which one is fit for that coveted red scrunchie, Kat Stratford being sent to the guidance counselor for being a shrew - as usual, or Sam Baker, whose birthday was forgotten by everyone expect for Jake Ryan.

While they all come from different backgrounds and cliques, one thing’s for certain: you definitely won’t forget about this year in Rosewood.

OUR OPEN CHARACTERS INCLUDE ➢ three members of The Breakfast Club, three cast members of Fame, three band members of That Thing You Do, two Drop Dead Gorgeous pageant queens, five pieces of the Dazed and Confused and Empire Records clans, all of the Dead Poets Society, Laney Boggs and Zack Siler of She’s All That,Isis of Bring It On, Telly of Kids, Gary from Weird Science, Wendy Beamish of St. Elmo’s Fire — and many others!

OUR OPEN FCS INCLUDE ➢ Harry Styles, Josh Hutcherson, Niall Horan, Chloe Moretz, Willa Holland — and loads more!

             NAVIGATION | OPEN FEMALES | OPEN MALES | PLOT

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New Music: Snootie Wild Ft. Jeremih x Lil Boosie “Made Me (Remix)”

New Music: Snootie Wild Ft. Jeremih x Lil Boosie “Made Me (Remix)”

Self Made.

Snootie Wild’s a product of his environment. So while his story unfurls, Jeremih and Lil Boosie give an account of their upbringing. The original can be found on Snootie’s Go Mode EP which is available on iTunes. After you’re done with that, check out his interview on The Breakfast Club.

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169019133%3Fsecret_token%…

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thesparkcollector said:

20-30


20. First thing I notice in new person?
Their eyes, their smile, their posture

21:  Shoe size?
Seven

22: Eye color?
plain brown

23: Hair color?
plain brown

24: Favorite style of clothing?
I don’t really have a favorite style. If it looks good on me, then I’ll wear it.

25: Ever done a prank call?
no

26: What color of underwear I’m wearing now?
black lace ;)

27: Meaning behind my URL?
I’m a brunette. I like whiskey. 

28: Favorite movie?
The Breakfast Club or The Mummy

29: Favorite song?
At Last- Etta James

30: Favorite band?
Sherwood

DON’T YOU WISH YOUR LIFE WAS LIKE AN ‘80S MOVIE?

The teenagers of Rosewood, Illinois don’t have a clue that their lives seem to resemble that of a 1980s teen flick.  The reason behind that is each and everyone of them is a living, breathing incarnation of those iconic film characters.

You’ll find everyone from Ferris Bueller trying to find a way to go under Dean Rooney’s rules to have the ultimate cut day, the Heathers competing against each other to see which one is fit for that coveted red scrunchie, Kat Stratford being sent to the guidance counselor for being a shrew - as usual, or Sam Baker, whose birthday was forgotten by everyone expect for Jake Ryan.

While they all come from different backgrounds and cliques, one thing’s for certain: you definitely won’t forget about this year in Rosewood.

OUR OPEN CHARACTERS INCLUDE ➢ three members of The Breakfast Club, three cast members of Fame, three band members of That Thing You Do, two Drop Dead Gorgeous pageant queens, five pieces of the Dazed and Confused and Empire Records clans, all of the Dead Poets Society, Laney Boggs and Zack Siler of She’s All That,Isis of Bring It On, Telly of Kids, Gary from Weird Science, Wendy Beamish of St. Elmo’s Fire — and many others!

OUR OPEN FCS INCLUDE ➢ Harry Styles, Josh Hutcherson, Niall Horan, Chloe Moretz, Willa Holland — and loads more!

             NAVIGATION | OPEN FEMALES | OPEN MALES | PLOT

The Breakfast Club tonight at the Rock Wall — not sure how to feel about that. I don’t even like the movie that much, but the whole setting sounds pretty fun. Anyone going?

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