History YMMV / TheBreakfastClub

29th Jan '16 5:28:30 AM Alphance
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** Is Carl a KnightInSourArmor or just as self-centered as the rest of the adults?
28th Jan '16 4:17:58 PM Alphance
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A complaint some viewers have about the film is that, in spite of its moments of levity, the film is too bleak and cynical to get emotionally invested in. In addition, there virtually zero characters that aren't damaged or have some sort of agenda, and a popular interpretation of the ending is that the kids didn't really learn anything, and will most likely become just as bad as their parents, if not worse. "Life sucks and then you die" sums it up well.
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A complaint some viewers have about the film is that, in spite of its moments of levity, the film is too bleak and cynical to get emotionally invested in. In addition, there are virtually zero characters that aren't damaged or have some sort of agenda, and a popular interpretation of the ending is that the kids didn't really learn anything, and will most likely become just as bad as their parents, if not worse. "Life sucks and then you die" sums it up well.
28th Jan '16 4:17:19 PM Alphance
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: There's a reason some consider it to be the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' of Creator/JohnHughes movies.
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: There's a reason A complaint some consider it to be viewers have about the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' film is that, in spite of Creator/JohnHughes movies.its moments of levity, the film is too bleak and cynical to get emotionally invested in. In addition, there virtually zero characters that aren't damaged or have some sort of agenda, and a popular interpretation of the ending is that the kids didn't really learn anything, and will most likely become just as bad as their parents, if not worse. "Life sucks and then you die" sums it up well.
23rd Jan '16 6:28:06 PM worldbreaker
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* DesignatedHero: Its 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.
14th Jan '16 8:55:30 AM ayjazz
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** Bender's advances on Claire could land him in hot water in today's society where there is more pressure on authorities to take such offenses more seriously.
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** Bender's advances on Claire could land him in hot water in today's society where there is more pressure on authorities to take such offenses more seriously.
1st Jan '16 12:14:48 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Claire and Allison also have their moments, particularly on Allison's end.

* MoralEventHorizon: Threatening an abused kid in a closed room with a physical beating, really? Then going off to sneak peeks at confidential psychological files -- and is caught by Carl, who promptly [[LaserGuidedKarma blackmails him]].
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* MoralEventHorizon: Or at the very least, a major KickTheDog. Threatening an abused kid in a closed room with a physical beating, really? Then going off to sneak peeks at confidential psychological files -- and is caught by Carl, who promptly [[LaserGuidedKarma blackmails him]].

* {{Wangst}}: In-Universe Claire is very frequently accused of this but while all of the students have accused Claire of being Wangsty Andy and Bender are the most prominent accusers. Principal Vernon has also been accused of this by Carl the Janitor.
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* {{Wangst}}: In-Universe Claire is very frequently accused of this but while all of the students have accused Claire of being Wangsty Wangsty, Andy and Bender are the most prominent accusers. accusers. ** Principal Vernon has also been accused of this by Carl the Janitor.
21st Dec '15 10:19:31 AM DynamiteXI
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypy0z2rRzhE "Fire in the Twilight"]] by Wang Chung, which is heard during the "running from Vernon" scene, is also delightfully catchy.
6th Dec '15 12:48:15 AM maxwellsilver
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** Related to the complaint about the pair-ups for the film consisting of Bender & Claire and Andrew & Alison, a number of fans are upset that this meant Brian was left alone at the end of the film. Many fans defend the decision, debating that Brian didn't "Need" a relationship the same way some of the other members of the group got or that because he was raised his emotional maturity still needed work (John Hughes himself said Brian wasn't socially mature enough to be in a relationship). Other fans are still angry, pointing out that Brian's maturity level was no less than the other members of the group, such as Alison or Bender, and the other reasons come off more like excuses. The fact that Brian is a nerd, and thus the uncool one of the group, is left alone to write a paper while the other four kids all go make-out clashes with the theme of the movie to some.
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** Related to the complaint about the pair-ups for the film consisting of Bender & Claire and Andrew & Alison, a number of fans are upset that this meant Brian was left alone at the end of the film. Many fans defend the decision, debating that Brian didn't "Need" a relationship the same way some of the other members of the group got or that because of how he was raised his emotional maturity still needed work (John Hughes himself said Brian wasn't socially mature enough to be in a relationship). Other fans are still angry, pointing out that Brian's maturity level was no less than the other members of the group, such as Alison or Bender, and the other reasons come off more like excuses. The fact that Brian is a nerd, and thus the uncool one of the group, is left alone to write a paper while the other four kids all go make-out clashes with the theme of the movie to some.
6th Dec '15 12:36:47 AM maxwellsilver
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** For Gen-Xer's, like this troper, the interpretation of each character has changed significantly as we have aged. As teens we related to each of the students, saw the adults as useless or jerkasses, and saw it as a happy ending. As middle-aged adults with teenage children we sympathize much more with Vernon and Carl. We see the kids as being angtsy and likely significantly exaggerating their concerns, and know that in all reality the kids all went back to their respective cliques and probably never spoke of their bonding day again.
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** For Gen-Xer's, like this troper, the interpretation of each character has changed significantly as we have aged. As teens we related to each of the students, saw the adults as useless or jerkasses, and saw it as a happy ending. As middle-aged adults with teenage children we sympathize much more with Vernon and Carl. We see the kids as being angtsy angsty and likely significantly exaggerating their concerns, and know that in all reality the kids all went back to their respective cliques and probably never spoke of their bonding day again.
1st Dec '15 12:20:22 PM teachzebra
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** For Gen-Xer's, like this troper, the interpretation of each character has changed significantly as we have aged. As teens we related to each of the students, saw the adults as useless or jerkasses, and saw it as a happy ending. As middle-aged adults with teenage children we sympathize much more with Vernon and Carl. We see the kids as being angtsy and likely significantly exaggerating their concerns, and no that in all reality the kids all went back to their respective cliques and probably never spoke of their bonding day again.
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** For Gen-Xer's, like this troper, the interpretation of each character has changed significantly as we have aged. As teens we related to each of the students, saw the adults as useless or jerkasses, and saw it as a happy ending. As middle-aged adults with teenage children we sympathize much more with Vernon and Carl. We see the kids as being angtsy and likely significantly exaggerating their concerns, and no know that in all reality the kids all went back to their respective cliques and probably never spoke of their bonding day again.
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