Good teen dramedy with sometimes great writing and sometimes not. Hughes stereotypical depiction of american teens during the Reagan era might have been relevatory when it was released but today it feels dated. The most disheartening thing is how Huges writes the female characters. That Claire gives herself to the abusive Bender and the transformation of Allison torpedoes everything Hughes tries to say.
Hughes's condescension towards his unconventional archetypes - suggesting that all they need to feel complete is to assimilate - ends the film on a sour note. It's a shame too, since the lead-up burns with sensitivity & depth. The idea of approaching a high school drama as if it were a Bergman chamber-piece works extremely well, while the bursts of music & movement feel surprisingly close to the films of Leos Carax.
Smart, funny and emotional coming of age classic, that I think everyone should watch at least once. Characters and the script, as well as an eclosed setting of the move make it applicable in pretty much every decade within the last 60 years, and I believe it will continue to be relevant even further in the future.
This is the RESERVOIR DOGS of High School Teen Angst Cinema (not a genre) but it is a superb script with fabulous actors. Also, I had the pleasure of reading the actual screenplay once, and like Tarantino, Hughe's film is entirely on the page before a frame is ever filmed.
64/100 (Karakterler çok karikatürize, herkesden farklı marjinal olan bir kız ile anarşist olan bir çocuk saçma bir şekilde kötü gösterilmiş, filmdeki okulun gerçekten okul olduğuna pek inanmadım, Cumaresi ceza saçma geldi, marjinal kız hariç oyunculuklar kötüydü. Bunların dışında her şey kusursuz. Puan verirken çok zorlandım. Diyaloglar şaheser. Ama başta saydığım eleştirilerin değeri de -35 puan malesef...)
The best thing of The Breakfast Club? The way that it deconstructs this bunch of apparently stereotypical characters, providing them a particular energy and beauty. It's not just one more title of the "High school comedies" of the 80s, but instead a movie that has something to say to all generations. There are no happy endings: and it's so sad, and poetic at the same time, to see these kids talking about how...