While not complete strangers, the five are all from different cliques or social groups: John Bender (Judd Nelson) “The Criminal”; Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) “The Princess”; Brian Johnson ( Anthony Michael Hall ) “The Brain”; Andy Clark (Emilio Estévez) “The Athlete”; and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) “The Basket
All of the characters face the fear of rejection from both their parents and their peers. The characters also fear that their friendships made within the Breakfast Club will not continue outside of detention. They fear that the differences of their social groups are great enough to keep them apart.
The movie introduces us to the characters as the stereotypes that each student considers the other: the Nerd (Hall), the Beauty (Ringwald), the Jock (Estevez), the Rebel (Nelson), and the recluse (Sheedy). Also, we are introduced to another stereotype; the mean overbearing teacher.
The ages of everyone in the principle cast at the time of filming are: Judd Nelson ( 25 years old ), Molly Ringwald (16 years old; her 17th birthday was only three days after the film’s release), Emilio Estevez (23 years old), Anthony Michael Hall (16 years old) and Ally Sheedy (23 years old).
Brian is dropped off, will spend almost 9 hours in detention at Shermer High School with four other ‘stereotypes’. The reason is he in detention is because he used the flare gun that was fired in his locker and tried to kill himself because he received his first “F” on a school shop class project.
Claire , along with the rest of the group covered for Bender when he stole the screw, asking Vernon why anybody would want to steal a screw and also when Vernon stormed in asking what the ruckus was, while John Bender hid under Claire’s desk and wedged his head between Claire’s legs.
But by the end, Claire actually gives him one of her earrings —which, if it really has a diamond in it, is a super-expensive gift. Bender puts it in his own ear, which symbolizes the lessons they’ve learned: They’re not really all that different from each other.
Claire Standish is in detention for skipping school to go shopping. And finally, John Bender is in detention for pulling a fire alarm and fighting with the school’s teachers and students.
Richard “Dick” Vernon
Even aside from the fact that Bender very explicitly harasses and antagonizes Claire for the entire movie, making the scene where they finally make out seem mildly toxic at best, neither of their character arcs seem to build toward a relationship in any way. I don’t Claire ever interacted with Bender again.
He pauses to hide his face in his sleeve before revealing that he received detention because a flare gun went off in his locker because he was going to attempt suicide with it after failing his shop project. Claire later manipulates Brian into writing the paper for all of them.
“When you grow up, your heart dies.” Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club . The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying.
Poignant, funny and thoroughly relatable, the screenplay presents a touching tale of teen angst which doesn’t seek to patronise or trivialise the teenager’s experiences and still resonates, even if you’ve long left your school days behind. There are great lines dotted throughout the movie: ‘We’re all pretty bizarre.
My rating : R for pervasive language, violent references, strong racy content, and drug use,.
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