The Breakfast Club Movie Essay

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Noa Ramos Mr. Manos 80’s Elective 1/7/15 Film Review: The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club was released in 1985 and it was directed by John Hughes. This is one of the most famous films of the decade and it is regarded as one of the best movies ever. It is also seen as a movie that defines life in the 1980’s. The movie is about a group of high school students that all have to spend a Saturday in detention. They are vastly different people and yet as the movie progresses, they become close. They unite to fight their enemy, the school principal overseeing their detention. In the end, the characters go their separate ways but they have become more open and the movie leaves you thinking that they will become more accepting of other people. This movie portrays the 80’s because of how it shows the life of a teenager at the time. During the ‘80’s, teens across America were facing more and more pressure from both other teens and their parents. School became more difficult and there was more competition in the workplace. Due to this,…show more content…
New scientific discoveries were being made and the human race was becoming more knowledgeable about the world. Social changes were made such as the ending of the Cold War and the slow demise of the Soviet Union. Because so many barriers were broken during this time, The Breakfast Club can be used as historical analysis into the minds of the people of the decade. For example, Allison Reynolds (played by Ally Sheedy) is considered an outcast by the rest of the group when she arrives. However, by the time she leaves, she has broken down the barrier between the group and befriended them. Similarly, when John arrives, the rest of the group shuns him because they have preconceived notions of him in their head. However, when he opens up to them and shows them what a great person he can be, they become friends and he is integrated into their

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