The Breakfast Club 1985

Writer-director John Hughes defined the 1980s and set the standard for teen comedy/drama with this intelligently written tale of five disparate high school kids spending Saturday afternoon in detention.


To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess, and the Kook, but to each other they would always be the Breakfast Club. They were five teenage students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At seven a.m., they had nothing to say, but by four p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and became good friends. The social classes of high school are dissected and subverted as they discover they have more in common than they'd ever imagined.

Recommended for mature audiences


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  • Play It Again – The Breakfast Club

    Reviewed by Jess Lomas

    The Breakfast Club comes from the Godfather of 1980s coming-of age-films, John Hughes; a writer and director who had an unmatched ability to transplant the teenage experience to the screen. Set one...

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Member Reviews

  • Good acting

  • I was most interested to see this, as it passed me by in the 80's. I can see why it was a hit at the time

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