History Film / TheBreakfastClub

5th Feb '16 9:44:49 PM worldbreaker
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* OnlySaneMan: When compared to the rest of the characters Carl is probably the only character with the least emotional baggage.
29th Jan '16 4:51:28 AM Aquila89
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Not even remotely.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: ''The Breakfast Club'' is arguably one of the most cynical teen movies ever made. It's almost cartoonish in its doom and gloom.
29th Jan '16 4:51:02 AM Aquila89
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Not this again. This is an idealistic film with an upbeat message; the teens overcome their differences, the jock, the Alpha Bitch, the bully aren't actually bad people. Using Crapsack World here cheapens the trope.
* CrapsackWorld: [[BlackComedy To almost parodic levels]].

* HumansAreBastards: One of the themes of the film.
28th Jan '16 4:13:14 PM Alphance
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* HumansAreBastards: One of the themes of the film.

* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Zig-zagged to hell and back throughout the movie. ''Hard''.
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Zig-zagged to hell ''The Breakfast Club'' is arguably one of the most cynical teen movies ever made. It's almost cartoonish in its doom and back throughout the movie. ''Hard''.gloom.
28th Jan '16 4:05:55 PM Alphance
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* AbusiveParents: Depressingly common. Bender's father is the "traditionally" abusive dad who beats his wife and son, [[EducationMama Brian's parents set such high standards]] that it drives him [[spoiler: to potentially [[DrivenToSuicide attempt suicide]] (or [[AxesAtSchool whatever else he had planned]]) with the FlareGun]], [[ParentalNeglect Allison's]] completely ignore her, [[ParentalNeglect Claire's]] are about to get divorced and use her to get back at each other, and [[StageMom Andy's father tells him that winning is everything]] and that if he doesn't win, he's nothing.
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* AbusiveParents: [[HumansAreBastards Depressingly common.common]]. Bender's father is the "traditionally" abusive dad who beats his wife and son, [[EducationMama Brian's parents set such high standards]] that it drives him [[spoiler: to potentially [[DrivenToSuicide attempt suicide]] (or [[AxesAtSchool whatever else he had planned]]) with the FlareGun]], [[ParentalNeglect Allison's]] completely ignore her, [[ParentalNeglect Claire's]] are about to get divorced and use her to get back at each other, and [[StageMom Andy's father tells him that winning is everything]] and that if he doesn't win, he's nothing.
28th Jan '16 4:05:07 PM Alphance
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28th Jan '16 4:05:02 PM Alphance
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* BlackAndGrayMorality
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* BlackAndGrayMoralityBlackComedy * BlackAndGrayMorality: No one is particularly innocent in this film.

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* BlackAndGrayMoralityCrapsackWorld: [[BlackComedy To almost parodic levels]].

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** In the opening scene, the parents do everything they can to show us what worthless human beings they are. * BlackAndGrayMoralityKnightInSourArmor: Andy's of the second type.
22nd Dec '15 4:36:36 PM Alphance
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** Andy's dad is strongly implied to be a former JerkJock who didn't really get anywhere in life.
4th Dec '15 5:19:22 AM Alphance
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* TheAntiNihilist: More or less the movie's general philosophy.
25th Nov '15 7:43:10 PM Erin582
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* NeverMyFault: After Bender steals the screw that is holding the library door open, Vernon orders Andrew to help him move a magazine rack in front of the door to hold it open, only for Bender to point out that it's a potential fire hazard. Then Vernon turns around and gets mad at ''Andrew'' for engaging in such an embarrassing, risky idea, in spite of the fact that it was actually his own idea in the first place and which the boy only did since he commanded him to do it in the first place.
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* NeverMyFault: After Bender steals the screw that is holding the library door open, Vernon orders Andrew to help him move a magazine rack in front of the door to hold it open, only for Bender to point out that it's a potential fire hazard. Then Vernon turns around and gets mad at ''Andrew'' for engaging in such an embarrassing, risky idea, in spite of the fact that it was actually his own idea in the first place and which the boy only did since he commanded him to do it in the first place.
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