A disparate group of stereotypical highschoolers serve a Saturday detention together. As the day progresses, the barriers between them begin to break and by nightfall, these comrades in crime question whether school wil ever be the same.
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30 years later what once seemed inspirational and generation defining now seems about as innocuous as today's average Disney channel flick. But once upon a time we were all that 'misunderstood' teenager; that princess; dweeb; basketcase; jock; rebel...and that's why this film still speaks to people and is so fondly remembered. Hughes left behind films that understood that. '..when you grow up your heart dies...'
It's not art house, but it's certainly one of the best films that dealt with the issues of a teenager. I didn't attend a co-ed school, but a lot of the issues here still mirrored similar things we had to face. Probably outdated now, and very different to how the youth of the past few years experience life.