a decade of zanity

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

You just bought yourself another Saturday.

Title: The Breakfast Club (1985)

Easily a top ten movie for many who appreciate the high school experience. In "The Breakfast Club", bonding forms among 5 high schoolers who had to spend a Saturday detention under the watchful eye of their extremely annoyed principal.
Highly recommended as one of the gems in movie-making. I can't believe that this movie is over 20 years old. I'm curious how the newer generation of teens would think of this movie. Anyone out there born after 1985?

There are two standout performances that's probably the best for each respective actor -- Judd Nelson as the rebellious John Bender and Paul Gleason as the tough Principal Vernon.

Memorable Quote:

"Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
...and an athlete
...and a basket case
...a princess
...and a criminal...

Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,

the Breakfast Club."

"What are you gonna do about it? You think anyone's gonna believe you? You think anyone is gonna take your word over mine? I'm a man of respect around here. They love me around here. I'm a swell guy. You're a lying sack of shit and everybody knows it. Oh, you're a tough guy. Hey c'mon. Get on your feet pal. Let's find out how tough you are. I wanna know right now how tough you are."

"Just me. Just you and me. Two hits. Me hitting you. You hitting the floor. Anytime you're ready, pal."

Paul Gleason is the linking actor from "Trading Places." He was the police chief in "Die Hard" and could have reviewed that movie, but "The Breakfast Club" is too good to pass up.

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Stacey said...

Oh wow I loved this movie! I graduated in '86, this was a huge!

I just had this song on my blog from Monday....I could hear it over and over again and it always brings me back there again...why is that that I'd even want to go back? Mid life, probably.

Soren said...

"why is that that I'd even want to go back? Mid life, probably."

Nah. Those were fun times back then. And they don't make teen movies as good as the John Hughes films anymore.

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