"The Breakfast Club" Tony's Comments :
"The Breakfast Club"  written & directed by master filmmaker John Hughes is a thought provoking character study about 5 high school students on Saturday detention in the school library. It is considered by many fans to be the greatest teen film of the 1980's, mainly because the feelings & emotions of its characters ring true. The five students come from different backgrounds, each with their own unique personality.  The talented young cast are successful  in making their amazing characters come to life, John Bender the criminal (Judd Nelson), Alison the weirdo (Ally Sheedy), Brian the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), Andrew the athlete (Emilio Estevez), & Claire the popular prom queen (Molly Ringwald). All the actors in the film turn their characters into something more than thinly guised charicatures, they become 3 demensional & their feelings & emotions are explained. Judd Nelson stands out in the more meaty role of troubled teen John Bender. His portrayal is truly electrifying. The Breakfast Club is unforgettable from start to finish. Over the the opening credits we hear the theme tune "Don't You Forget About Me" sung by Simple Minds & this is shortly followed by an unexpected written quote by musician David Bowie. In the opening scenes of the film the students are asked to write an essay for the principal. The film has a powerful ending with a strong narrative detailing what was written in the essay:

"Dear Mr. Vernon,
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday for whatever it was you thought we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay on who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simpliest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain & an athlete, a basket case, a princess & a criminal. Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club"

The film ends with the John Bender character (Judd Nelson) triumphantly punching the air, symbolizing a positive progression of his character.  "The Breakfast Club" is the quintessential 80's teen classic. It usually ranks in most people's top 5 list. It is brilliantly directed by John Hughes, the king of quality teen films & wonderfully acted by a professional young cast. If you haven't seen it, rent it or buy it today & witness for yourself, the power of the film that spoke to the teen generation of the 80's.

The Breakfast Club is now available to own on Blu-ray & DVD - See Below.....
TITLE: The Breakfast Club
DIRECTOR: John Hughes
STARRING: Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleeson, John Kapelos
TAGLINE: They only met once, but it changed their lives forever

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"The Breakfast Club" Film Details:
The Breakfast Club (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray](1985)
Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy star in writer/director John Hughes' acclaimed teen drama about five high school students from different social, economic, and academic backgrounds who spend a Saturday detention together and learn that they have more in common than any of them ever thought possible. With Paul Gleason, John Kapelos. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS HD stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurette.

The Breakfast Club (Universal 100th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray/DVD](1985)
97 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS HD stereo; Audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer; bonus digital copy; more. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set. Includes special packaging.

The Breakfast Club [DVD](1985) DVD
97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, theatrical trailer.

'80s Comedies Spotlight Collection [DVD] DVD
Three-disc set includes "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Sixteen Candles," and "The Breakfast Club."

The Breakfast Club (Universal 100th Anniversary Edition) [DVD](1985) DVD
Includes audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer; bonus digital copy & special packaging.

The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition) [DVD](1985) DVD
Features Audio commentary by Hall, Nelson; featurettes; theatrical trailer.

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