Film Analysis: The Breakfast Club

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Entering a room and looking at a handful of people, a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse, one wonders “What do all of these people have in common?” Detention. The answer is detention. The Breakfast Club written and directed by John Hugh’s stars Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson: the brain, Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish: a beauty, Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark: the jock, Judd Nelson as John Bender: the rebel, and Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds: the recluse. The Breakfast Club only won one award, the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award; however, it is considered a “textbook romantic comedy” among today’s culture. The diverse characters, classic soundtrack, and even the unsuspecting love stories entice people to watch…show more content…
She describes herself as a “princess” Claire puts on a façade and comes off as quite a brat in saying things as, “Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.” or “Excuse me, sir. I think there's been a mistake. I know we're in detention but I don't think I belong here”. Later on in the movie we see the real Claire, she lets the truth out to a heart to heart the group has about her life and how she feels about being so “popular”. She hangs out with the preppy crew in…show more content…
“Don’t You (Ever Forget About Me)” by Simply Minds, “Waiting” by Elizabeth Daily, and “We Are Not Alone” by Karla Devito, these three songs were used to add emotion and not to mention track that will not get out of your head. There are several instances in The Breakfast Club where John Hugh creates such emotion and sends a message to the viewers, as in the very last scene. John Bender walking home from detention cuts through the football field after just receiving Claire’s earring, Don’t You (Ever Forget About Me)” by Simply Minds gradually becomes more audible. Just as the movie screen goes black, he punches the air and holds his fist there for a freeze frame. This tells the viewers that John Bender got the girl, she is his and he is the happiest man in the world at that
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