Before lapsing into the land of the insipid, where the reigning presumption is that in order to make films which speak to young people everything must be dumbed way down, John Hughes actually made a few movies that shined some light on the trials of modern adolescence. The Breakfast Club is one of them. The movie takes place over the course of one daylong Saturday detention during which several distinctive teen “types” have been thrust together. By dinnertime, their flaky crusts have thawed.
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