Starred: Jennifer Jason Leigh , Phoebe Cates, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz. Why we love it It was written by Cameron Crowe, it starred several future Oscar winners, and is seen as the first of its kind. Without this, the later John Hughes films may not have existed.
The popular girl at school, Claire Standish, was played by Molly Ringwald. Claire ended up in detention because she skipped class so she could go shopping.
The film’s title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff, for detention, at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes’ friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of “The Breakfast Club “.
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.
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.
Since 2017, she has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series Atypical. She then starred in the science-fiction horror films Annihilation (2018) and Possessor (2020). For her stage work, Leigh was nominated for a Drama Desk award for her off-Broadway performance as Beverly Moss in Mike Leigh ‘s Abigail’s Party.
Jennifer Jason Leigh net worth: Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress who has a net worth of $5 million dollars . Born in Hollywood, California, Jennifer Jason Leigh began acting when she was in elementary school, and trained at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.
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John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
Lastly, Bender gave that triumphant fist pump because he had at last built the personal connection that he so surreptitiously wanted and desperately needed, a relationship that he was originally convinced could never happen.
The raised fist was because he got the girl. Hughes took five archetypes of teen movies – a jock, a nerd, a popular girl, an outcast, and a goth – and put them all in Saturday detention together.
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.
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad ” (referring to Carl ; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
NEO-MAXI-ZOOM-DWEEBIE “Face it,” Bender says to Brian . “You’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.” The term was apparently ad-libbed by Judd Nelson.