History YMMV / TheBreakfastClub

31st Mar '17 9:19:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ValuesResonance: Despite all the dissonant issues listed above, this movie still attracts a strong fanbase to this day. There are plenty of High School teens who can easily relate to the Breakfast Club even 30 years after the movie first came out. Molly Ringwald has even pointed this out as she has told stories about how Teenage Girls have approached her and told her about how the movie was so about their generation in which Molly was rather shocked about it and has tried to tell them that the movie was more about her Generation though.

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* ValuesResonance: Despite all the dissonant issues listed above, this movie still attracts a strong fanbase to this day. There are plenty of High School teens who can easily relate to the Breakfast Club even 30 years after the movie first came out. Molly Ringwald Creator/MollyRingwald has even pointed this out as she has told stories about how Teenage Girls have approached her and told her about how the movie was so about their generation in which Molly was rather shocked about it and has tried to tell them that the movie was more about her Generation though.
19th Feb '17 8:46:27 PM dunicha
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Bender might come off as this to the modern viewers. While he was always intended to look like a jerk in the beginning, some acts of his jerkassery aged extremely bad. The fact that he got together with Claire at the and after a whole movie of harassing her also can be seen as more horrific than optimistic.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Bender might come off as this to the modern viewers. While he was always intended to look like a jerk in the beginning, some acts of his jerkassery aged extremely bad. The fact that he got together with Claire at the and end after a whole movie of harassing her also can be seen as more horrific than optimistic.
19th Feb '17 8:36:26 PM dunicha
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** When the gang smokes Bender's weed, Andy gets super enthusiastic and dances around the library, complete with gymnastic moves like back-flips. If that wasn't odd enough, he then slams a door and breaks all the glass in it. This is never brought up again nor does anyone shows any concern about a bunch of broken glass.

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** When the gang smokes Bender's weed, Andy gets super enthusiastic and dances around the library, complete with gymnastic moves like back-flips. If that wasn't odd enough, he then slams a door and breaks all the glass in it. This is never brought up again nor does anyone shows show any concern about a bunch of broken glass.
10th Feb '17 4:54:10 PM AnonymousBosch
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** Depending on the interpretation, Vernon could be considered this to older viewers. Taking into accound the kind of teens he has to put up with it's no wonder he turned into such a cynical individual.

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** Depending on the interpretation, Vernon could be considered this to older viewers. Taking into accound account the kind of teens he has to put up with it's no wonder he turned into such a cynical individual.
10th Feb '17 3:53:27 PM valhallaerikson
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** Depending on the interpretation, Vernon could be considered this to older viewers. Taking into accound the kind of teens he has to put up with it's no wonder he turned into such a cynical individual.
1st Feb '17 6:33:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DesignatedHero: It's debatable if the Breakfast Club are the kind of group one should root for, read the AlternateCharacterInterpretation section for more details. However if one looks at the movie closely, you'd see that John Bender is more the TokenEvilTeammate than a character we should root for.

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* DesignatedHero: It's debatable if the Breakfast Club are the kind of group one should root for, read the AlternateCharacterInterpretation AlternativeCharacterInterpretation section for more details. However if one looks at the movie closely, you'd see that John Bender is more the TokenEvilTeammate than a character we should root for.
31st Jan '17 12:30:40 AM annette12
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*** I personally thought Brian was the nicest and the wisest of the group regardless of his stereotype, so I thought it made a lot of sense for him to write the paper.
28th Jan '17 7:23:50 PM AnonymousBosch
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Abused and neglected kids need to buck up and deal with it, because life just sucks all around.
17th Jan '17 6:00:49 PM bt8257
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* BrokenAesop: The message of looking at people beyond their social clique is mired slightly by the fact that the nerd ends the film as the only single person in the group and is forced to write their assignment all by himself, more or less showing that he is still only thought of and valued by the others as a nerd.
6th Jan '17 3:37:54 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* ToughActToFollow: It's widely accepted that ''The Breakfast Club'' set such a high standard for teen films that none of the Creator/BratPack actors involved went on to do anything of the same caliber. Creator/MollyRingwald, in particular, is solely remembered as Claire as ''Film/SixteenCandles'' and ''Film/PrettyInPink'' have become DeaderThanDisco.

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* ToughActToFollow: It's widely accepted that ''The Breakfast Club'' set such a high standard for teen films that none of the Creator/BratPack actors involved went on to do anything of the same caliber. Creator/MollyRingwald, in particular, is solely remembered as Claire as ''Film/SixteenCandles'' and ''Film/PrettyInPink'' have become DeaderThanDisco.
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