Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Breakfast Club. B
John Hughes' work obviously doesn't mean as much to me as it does to the people who were around back when he was making his famous teen movies. Hughes was able to make movies that connect with the young adults of that era, which made them much more of a personal experience. But if you're not from that generation, then that emotional impact is probably lacking and the quality of Hughes' movies might come into question. Still, his work is still original and funny and always insightful about teenage behavior. In 'The Breakfast Club,' Hughes uses just the inside of a school and five students in detention and then shows us the multiple sides of typical, cliched high school characters. There's the nerd, the jock, the popular girl, the ghetto girl, and the troublemaker. They're played by, in that order, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Judd Nelson. I enjoyed 'The Breakfast Club.' Yes, its obvious where the movie is going, and at times it gets a little too tumultuous, but with such a simple premise Hughes manages to make this both interesting and entertaining.