Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought....
They're all very different people but as the movie progresses and they learn more of each other, their never-ending afternoon detention will be one they'll never forget... very good movie
Wonderful idea, setting and the personas of these teenagers were amazingly put together and their family backgrounds so realistic and I think every parent in this world should watch this movie BEFORE it may be a little too late. This movie is very, very educating in the entertaining, hilarious and touching way with realistic emotions and awesome actors. Now that didn't do justice to what this really is. I can't explain, I just... This movie includes something to learn and enjoy for everyone - not only for parents. Watch this movie. You won't regret. I swear.
5 kids come together at 7am saturday morning for detention each from their own backgrounds,each with their own reason for being there and each with their own baggage.
You have the jock(Estevez) forced to do what keeps his overbearing dad happy,The homecoming princess(Ringwald) the pawn in her mother and fathers bitter war,The geek(Hall) focused only on his grades and keeping his parents happy,The outcast(Sheedy) a compulsive liar with problems fitting into normal life and The rebel(Nelson) hard has nails on the outside but lost and lonely beaten by his drunk father most nights.
At 7am these 5 were strangers but by 5pm they will have shared things with each other that they would never tell to their closet friends,They become The Breakfast Club.
Superbly cast,written and directed by the king of 80's teen/drama flicks John Hughes this is and always will be the defining teen movie that shaped a generation of 16 year old kids from the mid 80's.This really is a fantastic movie that has a great cast,amazing soundtrack and is one of my favourite 80's films and also one of my all time favourite movies for this price it is a must for your collection and if you have never seen it buy it today you will not be left disapointed 10/10.
It's hard to explain how good this movie is, when you say it's about a group of kids in detention it really doesn't jump out at you. But it is so well done, it is your stereotypical American school with each group represented, Jocks, nerds etc. It is one of those fims that you can't appreciate how good it is until you see it i couldn't possibly give it a lower rating because it has everything. It is a classic and will always be my favourite film of all time, i managed to watch it 3 times on a flight to South Africa, thats how good it is.
You won't find a better 80's teen movie. In this movie you have it all: the jock, the athlete, the nerd, the popular princess and the outcast. All superbly cast and directed by Hughes (Mr 80's)!
Perfect script and just the right length for this movie.
A very loveable film