Okay, I’ve been trying all morning to try and post a photo of the movie “The Breakfast Club” for its appreciation day, but Blogger doesn’t wanna play nice. So screw it.
(Later, at 6pm it finally let me post a photo. Disregard the embittered and cranky words in the beginning. Well…disregard if you want, but it’s up to you.)
If you haven’t seen this movie, you really should. It’s got some realistic moments in it, for the most part, but some moments made me stop and think “Aw, c’mon..give me a break.” I saw it for the first time when I took an adolescent psychology class. One of the best teachers I’ve ever had in psychology would show us some movies with an adolescent theme to it.
Here’s a little synopsis: “Five high school students from completely different backgrounds meet in Saturday detention, and the results change their lives forever.”
Well, I’m not quite sure their lives were changed forever, but the day they spent together definitely had an effect on them and forced them to confront their stereotypes and discuss peer pressure. It was a good movie, though, and it was funny and dramatic and the soundtrack was pure 80s including the song “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds.
There is a scene in the movie where Ally Sheedy, the girl playing the so-called “basketcase” makes a sandwich for herself. Ah, but it isn’t just a regular sandwich. It was a Cap’n Crunch and Pixie Stix sandwich with a can of Coca Cola for her beverage. I am so curious to find out what that tasted like. For any of you who are just as curious, here is the recipe.
And now for some quotes:
Principal Richard Vernon: The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls.
[Richard Vernon places magazine rack in front of door to hold it open]
John Bender: That’s very clever, sir. But what if there’s a fire? I think violating fire codes and endangering the lives of children would be unwise at this juncture in your career, sir.
John Bender: Uh… Dick, excuse me, Rich – will milk be made available to us?
Claire Standish: I have a really low tolerance for dehydration.
Andrew Clark: I’ve seen her dehydrate, sir, it’s pretty gross.
Richard Vernon: Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.
Andrew Clark: If I lose my temper you’re totaled, man.
John Bender: Totally?
Andrew Clark: Totally.
Brian Johnson (writing an essay): Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.