The Breakfast Club (English Essay)

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The Breakfast Club – Movie Review “They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.” The Breakfast Club is a film written, produced and directed by John Hughes that was released in 1985 about High School stereotyping and Self Discovery in which a handful of common stereotypical unhappy high school students that are given an in school suspension at their local school “Sherman High” (Which is based in Chicago) from 8am in the morning until 4pm in the afternoon on a Saturday for them all individually breaking various school rules. (For Example… fire alarms being pulled when there was no fire and skipping school to go shopping.) This classic filmed has been intended to interest its teenage viewers but after time “The Breakfast…show more content…
And while I’m at it I’d just like to say that the Soundtrack and background music is both corny and….not very good. Out of the 10 Songs used in the movie only 1 is decent (Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds) and even I don’t like it while the rest of the songs to say the least are quite rubbish unless you absolutely LOVED both the movie and the 80’s music scene then you’d probably not like it. In my own opinion I believe that this movie is run on its own characterization as it IS about stereotypes at school. I’d like to start on describing my personal favourite character of the movie, John Bender (Played by Judd Nelson). John Bender is a stereotypical “Criminal/Rebel” complete with Denim Jacket, Leather Gloves and a Bandana. He talks with confidence as he says what he pleases to either to annoy or anger others for his own amusement and when he has to, stand up for what/who he believes in. Judd Nelson acted out the character of John brilliantly as you can really imagine Judd in real life truly acting this way as he has given such a realistic performance that is both entertaining and true. I believe that without the character of John Bender, “The Breakfast Club” as a movie would really be missing that extra punch that made it such a hit with all his funny comebacks and entertaining scenes lead by Bender. Claire Standish (Played by Molly Ringwald) is
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