The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

DVD - 2008
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Five high school students - a Rebel, an Athlete, a Brain, a Princess and a Basketcase - find themselves thrown together serving a Saturday morning detention. They do not have much in common, except giving up their day, sitting in the school library, and writing an essay for the principal. At first, they argue and hate each other, but after smoking some of John's marijuana, they begin to pour their hearts out to each other. They talk about their fears, secrets, deepest emotions, and problems.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition: Flashback ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 09, 2017

This 80's film captures the social aspects of high school by showing what happens when you place a jock, a princess, a rebel, an outcast, and a brainy in school detention together. Each student is assigned the task to write an essay about who they think they are. Being teenagers, they don't know the answer either. This movie teaches us not to judge before we know, and not to react until we understand. By learning the story of each person and how they ended up in that library doing a Saturday detention, John Hughes has captured what it means to be human. 
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Breakfast Club is one of the most well-known, classic 80’s movies from John Hughes. It is the perfect teen movie that everybody can enjoy and love. It follows the story of five high school students who all find themselves in detention on a Saturday morning. They are reluctant to get along until the end when they learn about each other and their very different lives. All of the characters are all so well-developed and interesting, it’s so hard to pick a favourite. The actors are just as amazing, and the soundtrack is iconic. I would rate this 4/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This movie is truly a classic. It has a wonderful message and shows how even the most different people can come together. This movie has to be one of my favourites. It is such a good film and I was never bored or confused. I always understood what was going on, and I liked every part of it. I would highly recommend this movie to tweens, teenagers, and young adults.
Overall I rate it 4/5.
- @potterhead of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Les_J
Mar 04, 2017

the Goldbergs tv show this season had an episode mimicking this classic movie. I agree with many of the comments / reviews below, Breakfast Clubis one of the greatest movies ever, even if unbelievable.

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BridgettM
Feb 23, 2017

In my opinion, The Breakfast Club is a perfect teen movie. I can't help comparing every teen movie I've watched to this one and, so far, nothing has surpassed it. Aside from watching it a lot during those years, it did not resemble my high school experience at all (I was a Brain by the way), but I love it anyway. It has many great lines and a good mix of comedy and fairly realistic drama. At any age, we can benefit from getting to know those outside of our usual circle better. The Breakfast Club is rated R.

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vashonbookgrazer
Feb 14, 2017

Our 15 year old boy, liked this a lot. I was a bit surprised that it still had appeal to the high school crowd.

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jeffi22
Feb 20, 2016

It still holds up! Haven't watched it in years, forget how influential it was at the time

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Palomino
Apr 01, 2015

I think nowadays we call that intimidation, vandalism, bullying, sexual assault, and just regular assault, but ignore me! The premise is ridiculous --- that a magical detention day sorts out a bunch of broken teenagers (articulate, intelligent, and good-looking teenagers.... I surmise that the mean ugly morons at this school get detention on Sundays instead). The dialogue, script, and acting are indeed all good, as a first-time watcher I'd say the movie stands the test of time. It also passes the Bechdel test, and if these are not the feminism-approved strong independent women we're getting in movies now, I can assure you it's accurate enough for the time.

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horthhill
Mar 24, 2015

'The Breakfast Club' is really good. I liked it.

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azerith121
Jul 22, 2014

i was so glad to see this movie agian it brought my younger years back to life even if only for a few minutes.. thank you fir having this movie in your library.. love all the main characters like molly and judd used to have this on vhs i missed watching it thank you agian fir the oportunity to watch it agian and revisut my child hood

ISTALKYOURBOOKS May 28, 2014

They give this movie on tv. Every time it's on it's always in the middle. I'm glad that I got to see it from the beginning. I enjoyed watching it.

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BELohnes
Apr 29, 2014

a must for every youth even todays - the only thing different is there are no cell phones :-D

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tlazo
Jul 06, 2016

"Eat my Shorts" - John Bender

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Allison: "Why are you being so nice to me?" Claire: "Because you're letting me!"

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Brian Johnson: "When I step outside myself kinda, and when I, when I look in at myself you know? And I see me and I don't like what I see, I really don't."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

John Bender: "Without lamps, there'd be no light."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

John Bender: "PB & J with the crusts cut off. Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch; all the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?"

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Principal Richard Vernon: "I've got you for the rest of your natural born life, if you don't watch your step. "

laustcawz Aug 16, 2012

Alison: "When you grow up, your heart dies."

laustcawz Aug 16, 2012

To continue from bdls206-- Andrew: "Yeah, well, he's got a name." John: "Yeah?" Andrew: "Yeah. What's your name?" Brian: "Brian." Andrew: "See?" John: "My condolences."

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LeDoux
Aug 06, 2012

Dear Mr. Vernon,
we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you're crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are.
You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out, is that each one of us is a brain,
and an athlete,
and a basketcase,
a princess,
and a criminal.

Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,

The Breakfast Club.

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LeDoux
Aug 06, 2012

"Chicks...canNOT handle 'dey smoke! 'DAS wot it is."

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Darth777Vader
Jul 30, 2013

Other: The characters smoke pot in one part of the movie.

bookgeek101 Jan 23, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Throughtout the movie they talk about problems that they have.

bookgeek101 Jan 23, 2013

Sexual Content: Talk about virginity alot. Underwear is seen.

bookgeek101 Jan 23, 2013

Violence: Talk about abuse and shows some cars and markings on his skin.

bookgeek101 Jan 23, 2013

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing, and obsense hand gestures.

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LeDoux
Aug 06, 2012

Other: Drug use

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Dec 23, 2013

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Jul 30, 2013

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Jun 17, 2013

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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