Wild Young Minds: The Breakfast Club

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Breakfast Club

''They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls. And touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible''.

The Breakfast Club, an iconic 1980s film, is very recognizable, in a good way. It has all the cliches of the high school movies that followed this one, in it, but it tackles them as well. It's so much more intelligent. It learns us lessons about life, about who we are, who we want to be, how other sees us and how we want them to see us. Though it's very American, I bet it can be convenient for us Dutch (or whatever land you come from, my dear reader) too.

And yes, we all know school can be horrifying and deep, deeply boring. But there might be a tiny little chance this film gets you through your (last) years at school. And if not, it'll probably get you through the evening. Because it makes you feel good. Plus, the songtrack is wonderfully eighties: 'Don't you' from the Simple Minds. Don't, don't, don't, don't... Don't you, forget about me!' And not about this movie either ;)

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