Breakfast Club dubbed “overrated”

October 18, 2013 Review Print Print
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While flipping through the channels last week, I saw “The Breakfast Club” was on so I decided to record it. Although it is a classic loved by many, for some reason I never got around to watching it.

To be honest, I had no idea what the film was about. I knew it starred Molly Ringwald but that’s about it.

I had high hopes for this movie since so many people love it and it has an all-star cast with Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Ringwald.

And, at first, it didn’t disappoint.

It started out with an identifiable group of characters: the prom queen, the jock, the freak, the nerd and of course, the bad boy, all of whom found themselves in a day of Saturday detention.

The bunch have nothing in common and are instructed to remain quiet and write a paper about “who they are” by the end of the day.

The group does anything but remain quiet.

“Bender,” played by Nelson and the ‘leader’ of the group, begins causing subtle disruptions that set the teacher on edge.

After the janitor catches the detention teacher looking through confidential files, the students are once again left to themselves and begin to venture around the school.

It is then that the kids begin to bond. They talk about their individual lives, what got them into detention and most importantly, if their newly found friendships will remain intact when they return to school on Monday.

Overall, the movie is well-written and witty.

The ending, however, was a little disappointing.

I felt as if the entire movie was building up until a point when it just randomly ended. I understand the point it was trying to make but the ending left me wanting to know more.

While not a bad movie, it is definitely not one I would watch again anytime soon. Overrated, in my opinion, for a classic ’80s movie.

Rating: C

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