Everyone has watched a teen movie at one point. Well, let’s start that off a little different. Everyone who is a teen and up to adulthood has watched a teen movie at some point. Some people love teen flicks, some can’t stand them. However, at one point admit that you have watched one. Just like you can admit that you’re wanting to check out The Tramp Review as you know you want to take a jump on a one of those fun looking trampolines. You know you do.
Trampolines aside, there is one teen movie that is classic and has lasted as a cult favorite since its release in 1985. It’s one that if you have had the chance to watch it, you’ve probably watched it more than once. You might even have seen it enough times that you know some of the quotes from it or can recite parts with expert precision. I’m talking about is none other than “The Breakfast Club.”
The Breakfast Club had a young all-star cast made up of favorite teen actors at that time. Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. They were referred to as the “Brat Pack,” a moniker modern day group version of the popular 60’s group of stars known then as the “Rat Pack.”
In the 60’s the Rat Pack was the “end all and be all” of actors that were highly popular at the time. It first started by Humphrey Bogart but it was mainly made up of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. They were at the top of the movie scene at the time and rumored to of been given the name by Lauren Bacall as they were always together messing around, shooting pool, drinking, and hanging out. They were featured in mostly the same genre of films as well. She noted that they looked like a pack of rats, and it just stuck and became a part of who they were.
Fast forward 25 years to 1985 and there was a group of young stars that stood out in the day’s pop culture and were given the term Brat Pack since they seemed modeled the same way as the Rat Pack was. Hanging out together, staying in the same genre of movies and were all very popular at the time with a good sized fan following. Just like the Rat Pack back in the day.
The Breakfast Club was popular not just because of the all-star Brat Pack cast. The movie was a great concept in that it broke down the clique system many face in schools made up of people who were not popular, jocks, geeks, rich, poor, and there’s always one that was just all out weird. By the end of the movie they all overcame their labeling and realized that labels didn’t matter, they were all missing something in their lives and formed a bond of friendship. The movie is funny, yet warm and touching as well and it’s good to cheer for overcoming the barriers set up of social groups in schools. It’s a movie that is a teen classic, puts out a good message, and can be watched multiple times without growing tired of it. Check it out and see as it floats around apps such as Netflix from time to time.