Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Director: John Hughes. Cast: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy. 97 min. Rated R. Drama.

An oldie but goodie. The brutal honesty run amuck among five teenagers punished to a weekend 8-hour confinement in a high school library, strongly resonates even today - especially the worry: "Will we end up like our parents?". Even though this is an accurate time capsule of the 80's (correct me if I'm wrong), I'm glad I watched this John Hughes classic for the first time three decades later, to enjoy the cinematic representation of never-ending generation gaps, and the dilemma of peer trust/mistrust. If you haven't watched this, do so. If you have; watch it again.

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