History YMMV / TheBreakfastClub

19th Apr '18 5:20:42 PM Erin582
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* In regards to Alison's infamous UnnecessaryMakeover, it looks ''much'' worse in hindsight as Claire seems to be doing it not out of any genuine feelings of "friendship" or consideration, but so she'll fit in better with the in crowd and essentially turn the poor girl into a clone of ''her''.[[note]]And perhaps of an even more odious interpretation, it could be seen as a meta-wise example (keep in mind which of the two actresses was John Hughes' muse at the time...)[[/note]]

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* ** In regards to Alison's infamous UnnecessaryMakeover, it looks ''much'' worse in hindsight as Claire seems to be doing it not out of any genuine feelings of "friendship" or consideration, but so she'll fit in better with the in crowd and essentially turn the poor girl into a clone of ''her''.[[note]]And perhaps of an even more odious interpretation, it could be seen as a meta-wise example (keep in mind which of the two actresses was John Hughes' muse at the time...)[[/note]]
19th Apr '18 5:20:09 PM Erin582
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* In regards to Alison's infamous UnnecessaryMakeover, it looks ''much'' worse in hindsight as Claire seems to be doing it not out of any genuine feelings of "friendship" or consideration, but so she'll fit in better with the in crowd and essentially turn the poor girl into a clone of ''her''.[[note]]And perhaps of an even more odious interpretation, it could be seen as a meta-wise example (keep in mind which of the two actresses was John Hughes' muse at the time...)[[/note]]



* 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]].

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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, beating and using your respective reputations to get away with it in case he tried to tell, really? Then going off to sneak peeks at confidential psychological files -- and is caught by Carl, who promptly [[LaserGuidedKarma blackmails him]].
18th Apr '18 1:06:37 PM xolovely97
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* FoeYay: ''Bender and Claire.'' [[spoiler:TheyDo]].
24th Mar '18 7:13:30 PM ThallianGold
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*** More broadly, the idea that he was going to bring a gun and only shoot himself has dated the movie. This was lampshaded by an episode of XPlay where a parody version of this scene had the character reveal he was planning on killing everyone else, but had decided to spare the rest of the club now.
29th Jan '18 2:22:17 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A theme]] performed by Simple Minds.

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A theme]] "Don't You (Forget About Me)"]], the theme song performed by Simple Minds.Music/SimpleMinds.
23rd Dec '17 1:35:41 PM valhallaerikson
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** Taking today's social issue against sexual harassment into account the movie does provide a wrong message that if you harass someone enough times then you'll eventually get what you want.
23rd Dec '17 1:31:29 PM valhallaerikson
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** For some who don't see Bender in a sympathetic light tend to paint him as an even worse individual than how he's portrayed in the movie. Cracked for instance interpret that nothing good will come from Bender and Claire's relationship and the film is just the start of a tragic downward spiral for the two.
23rd Dec '17 1:27:24 PM valhallaerikson
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*** There is also the fact that Brian would have faced a harsher punishment by today's standers had he brought a gun to school. Flare gun or otherwise.
20th Dec '17 6:49:57 PM Miumia
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** On the same vein, Claire is accused of being "conceited" by Brian and looked down on by Bender for pointing out that Brian's friends look up to hers and Andy's, and that him saying "hi" to them on the corridors isn't the same as the other way around. While she does come out as being vain, she's not exactly wrong: if the character' school has the stereotypical clique chain, the backlash a "nerd" would get from ''his'' own clique if he approached a "popular kid" is unlikely to be on the same level as the one Claire/Andy would receive from ''their'' friends for suddenly befriending someone their clique might perceive as of "lower rank". It's still unfair of Claire to presume Brian doesn't understand pressure, but his peer pressure seems related to keep getting straight A's (and comes mostly from his parents), having little to do with who he associates with.
10th Dec '17 8:51:59 AM Animeking1108
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While sure it may come off that Claire was acting like a total bitch because of her response towards Brian's comment on if they're going to still be friends when the school week approaches, she has made a good point that given each of the group's social classes, the chances of them remaining friends Post Saturday Detention is pretty slim and pointed out the reasons why it won't be happening.

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While sure it may come off that Claire was acting like a total bitch because of her response towards Brian's comment on if they're going to still be friends when the school week approaches, she has made a good point that given each of the group's social classes, the chances of them remaining friends Post Saturday Detention is pretty slim and pointed out the reasons why it won't be happening.happening.
** Vernon might have overstepped his authority when he threatened to beat up Bender, but considering the crap he pulled throughout the movie (bringing weed to school, destroying school property, and threatening his classmates with bodily harm on more than one occasion), it's not hard to take his side.
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