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Any thoughts on this movie? In some ways, it was a very simple movie... and, yet, it was also somehow very deep at the same time.


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Vaporman87
I would say it would be hard to argue that any other film of his would be a better consideration for John Hughes' magnum opus. Though there are a couple others that couldn't be discounted either.
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vkimo
Interestingly enough, the 33rd anniversary of their actual detention date just recently passed.

I think that along with The Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club best captures 80s youth cinema.
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Silvervix
I have never watched this flick, but the references to it are so massive that I feel the need to change that right away. Hope it is on Netflix!
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Silvervix wrote :

I have never watched this flick, but the references to it are so massive that I feel the need to change that right away. Hope it is on Netflix!
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You should definitely watch it if you get the chance. It's one of the finest movies of the '80s.
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Vaporman87
Living in the era of #MeToo has cast a negative light on films like The Breakfast Club. Scenes in which Bender insults Claire, inappropriately violates her personal space (under a desk), uses homophobic slurs, etc. are now looked at much differently.

Molly Ringwald addressed this in April. I tend to agree with most of her logic in that article. But she doesn't address the fact that yes, indeed, teens of the '80s acted just like this. Are we to believe that they don't today? You can't tell me that teens don't engage in any of this sort of thing today (excluding the homophobic slurs to a certain extent). Nor can you tell me that teen girls today ARE NOT attracted to "bad boys".

Sure we are far more careful to include this kind of thing in film, but Hughes knew how things were. He just didn't allow our aversion to the truth get in the way.
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Similary, I was thinking about the movie American Pie (1999) which is almost 20 years old!

The scene where Nadia is recorded taking her clothes off with a secret webcam would certainly be a lawsuit today- crazy how times change!  
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