The Breakfast Club

Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club is about a bunch of students thrown together in an all day detention.
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PCPeter774
06/16/2011

The Breakfast Club 1

80's trash. What a sad group of scared little children. How fucking profound.

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GenghisTheHun
05/27/2011

The Breakfast Club 2

Teen angst and class conflict? The usual suspects are rounded up and herded into a study hall in some high school. Where are the school mass murderers when you need them? ZZZzzzz

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MagneticD
05/20/2011

The Breakfast Club 3

What happened now? A pack of unsupervised delinquents get locked in a school and a guy tells a story about ripping off someone's butt hair.

It didn't degrade into 'Lord of the Flies' or 'High School bimbos in dinosaur hell' territory, so it sucked.

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numbah16tdhaha
01/30/2011

The Breakfast Club 3

I think you gotta drink once or twice with my "Sometimes the '80s Attack" drinking game since one of our rules stipulates that you have to drink whenever Molly Ringwald cries...

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Randyman
01/30/2011

The Breakfast Club 1

The dramatic intensity was absolutely unbelievable but even that paled in comparison to the above average plot.

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irishgit
08/18/2010

The Breakfast Club 1

Out of almost 6,000 movies on this list, this piece of shit extolling the virtues of teenage angst is the highest rated film?

Shoot me now.

Please.

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FranksWildYear s
08/18/2010

The Breakfast Club 1

Really? Number one among RIA reviewers in the Drama category. God help me if I should go over to the Comedy list and find Ace Ventura: Pet Detective at the top of that list.

The Director's cut with the orgy in the AV room is far superior to the version that was theatrically released, btw.

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klmj1234
12/02/2009

The Breakfast Club 1

Too much teen angst. If you have or have reared teens, believe me, this is predictable and boring.

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MedgarEvers
11/10/2009

The Breakfast Club 5

From the David Bowie reference to the end....

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Molfan
11/10/2009

The Breakfast Club 4

good enough movie. a lot of those "teenage angst" movies are horrid. interesting plot about five high school students who have to spend a saturday in detention. each come from different groups. brainy nerd, thug, athlete, popular cheerleader,and Odd ball. although I think different words were used at the end of the movie. good actors come together some scenes better than others. I am surprised that this is the number one drama. i like this movie but there are better dramas than Breakfast club.

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Scottish_Merma id
08/04/2009

The Breakfast Club 4

I love this film, it's a classic, even though it is kinda cheesy.

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Animator Anime
07/14/2009

The Breakfast Club 4

This is probably my least-favorite scene in the film PRECISELY because it betrays one of the basic tenets of drama: "Show, don't tell.". http://movie-courier.com/search/genre/Drama-66870.html Don't sit around a circle and tell me your sad stories. Show me!! When we (the audience) learn about John's abuse, during the confrontation with Andy, that is more dramatic than anything that is revealed in the circle scene.

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Irony,Bi***s!
06/15/2009

The Breakfast Club 3

The Breakfast Club is quite the movie when it comes to depicting teenagers in some parts, and even today. Many teenagers who fall into cliques in these days really aren't the stereotypical personal of their namesakes. The Breakfast Club deals with five teenagers, who, after spending a Saturday in detention, realize that their clique label is not as accurate as it initially seems.

The Breakfast Club, as a movie, is enjoyable. There are plenty of scenes that could never been replicated (the dance scene is a classic), as well as some sharp, biting humor. Another great use of humor is the way they keep themselves from getting bored, such as making a sculpture out of cups and pencils, something some of us must have done sooner or later. The vibe (cool description, eh?) that High School carries (some good, some bad) is pretty prevalant here. The Breakfast Club is a bit manipulative, as I think the ending is a bit too unrealistic regarding teenagers. It's just too feel-good for my tastes. However, while the ending seems to stray a bit into Hollywood relationship fix-ups, the beginning of the movie is nothing but. To say that The Breakfast Club is an enjoyable movie is

Still, I can't quite but think the Breakfast Club is really worth the two hours or so, and definitely not worth watching again. I dont' really dislike the film (I enjoyed it, remember?), but, do I really care about five teenagers (who are basically fiction) and their troubles and bonding? If anything, wasting two hours or more watching the troubles and of five teenagers is a joke. I'd rather go out and hang out and make friends in the real world, many of them that don't fit into any cliques (or maybe are labeled, but really don't live to their labels), then watch someone else. If anything, spending the hours maybe making my relationships better is a lot more important and useful than the fictional group called The Breakfast Club's relationship.

I'm not quite sure to reccomend watching it or not. Now, I don't view people who enjoy this movie more than once as someone who has no life. However, I came up a bit empty-handed, and, as a result of this new thought about the easily reachable plot that can be experienced first hand, have no interest in otherwise seemingly enjoyable movies such as The Graduate. ANd it will certainly convince me that Friends is the nadir of television, with no wit (but that's another story), no brains, and all trivial bull_____.

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standinpeace
05/15/2009

The Breakfast Club 4

Everything was just fine with the DVD. It arrived in a timely manner. It was in good condition.

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sk4u2009
04/27/2009

The Breakfast Club 5

LOVED this movie!!! Molly ringwald... adorable! its a classic 80's movie!

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Chalky
04/20/2009

The Breakfast Club 3

Brian has slept w/numerous women in the Niagara Falls area.

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Astromike
04/20/2009

The Breakfast Club 5

One of the top films of the 80's. The Brat Pack worked GREAT with each other. A fairly well acted movie.

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Teeninbetween
04/18/2009

The Breakfast Club 4

A group of actors most popular from the 80's, before my time as I am only 15. It was cool to see these actors when they were younger, I have seen other movies they were in, but at their current age. This is high school, no matter where you live. So much of what they did and said is true, even so many years later. There were many life lessons in it, speaking teenager life. Most kids are the way they are for a reason.

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loverofclassic s357
04/08/2009

The Breakfast Club 5

What a movie!!! Great movies usually have two or three lines you had memorized after seeing it. The Breakfast Club have two and many more. What a great cast to protray what a Saturday afternoon in detention would be like although I haven't experienced that in my time in high school. Judd Nelson's performance as John blows me away as the burnout. One of the best lines in the whole movie is Ally Sheedy telling them her reason for being there in Saturday detention; "I had nothing better to do." The movie is awesome and another great movie by John Hughes. The cast is absolutely stellar!! Two thumbs way up!!!

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filmvamp
03/06/2009

The Breakfast Club 5

Because this is a review that is supposed to be on the DVD itself, I'll begin by saying that the special features may not be ultimately all that expansive. But for any fan who wanted to know a little bit more about this fantastic movie and the actors in it, the documentaries contained and the feature commentary by Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall are great supplemental knowledge. The picture is clearer than the original and the sound quality seems to be much better in the film itself.

There are never enough words to describe how fantastic this movie is. It speaks to multiple generations of young people without condescention.

Honestly, I would recommend it to anyone starting high school or better yet, anyone who has already gotten to know a year or two of it.

Please do not be put off by its R-rating. The issues and kind of language that gave it this rating can be heard in the span of one day in high school. It's tastefully done and packed with emotion.
I cannot praise this film enough.

Classic movie!

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Victor83
02/23/2009

The Breakfast Club 3

Definitely better than Amadeus! (JK)
A funny movie that, for my money, should have been left that way. The pseudo drama toward the end made me want to spew. But then, who am I to question the genius of Emelio Estevez and Molly Ringworm.

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caroline112
12/29/2008

The Breakfast Club 3

i realized one day watching cable if u take out all the swearing it wasnt that good

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Moose74
12/26/2008

The Breakfast Club 3

I liked this film a lot.  If the list was about favorite movies, I'd give it a four.  As a dramatic movie, three stars is as high as I can go.  Two reasons:  First, I think of it as a comedy first, a comedy with some dramatic elements.  Second, there is that scene toward the end of the movie whee they are sitting in a circle "sharing".  This is probably my least-favorite scene in the film PRECISELY because it betrays one of the basic tenets of drama:  "Show, don't tell.".  Don't sit around a circle and tell me your sad stories.  Show me!!  When we (the audience) learn about John's abuse, during the confrontation with Andy, that is more dramatic than anything that is revealed in the circle scene.

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Lori52
10/17/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

I PRETTY MUCH MEMORIZED THE SCRIPT!

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Little4303
10/12/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

classic

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mom9967
09/24/2008

The Breakfast Club 1

sucked big time

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Bright Eyes
09/17/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

Definitely in my top 5

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fb1272372598
09/17/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

"....obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl....."

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Marcelina
09/17/2008

The Breakfast Club 4

Would have given it 5 stars, but I can't get past dandruff on the big screen. And why didn't it affect her relationship with Emilio's character? That much dandruff would have been all over her dark-clad shoulders.

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jessica18
09/15/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

YES I LOVE THIS MOVIE

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Ursula912
08/30/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

OMG - I was just thinking of that movie last night.

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fb717356579
08/29/2008

The Breakfast Club 3

Honestly? I think it's overrated.

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tevva ~_~ misha
08/27/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

lol

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Alecea
08/21/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

yay

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noemi-stephanie
08/15/2008

The Breakfast Club 4

love it!

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The Breakfast Club 5

one best movies of 80s!!!

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Itz Me Gayle62
08/03/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

One of my all-time favorite movies.

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myspace-194981856
08/01/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

One of my favorites!

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Paula5816
07/22/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

Loved this one...certainly a social experiment...

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[Paladin] Shin56
07/20/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

YAS

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SNOOPDADDI
07/15/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

in my top 5 of movies!!

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♥ Jonell ♥
07/14/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

Don't you forget about me...

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Molly
07/10/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

love it

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ms-89844991
07/05/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

ive seen it at least 20 times

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PMS247
07/02/2008

The Breakfast Club 4

WHICH ONE WOULD YOU HAVE CHOSEN?

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Chanel609
07/02/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

may be on my top 20 greatest movies

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The Breakfast Club 5

awesome 80's movie

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Jahnnie
06/26/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

I will still watch it when it comes on, how cute was Emilio Estevez?

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hot donna
06/19/2008

The Breakfast Club 5

You mess with the bull, you get the horns!! Hell yeah.

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The Breakfast Club 3

noooooo

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