The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 1985
Certified Fresh89%
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They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. John Hughes, creator of the critically acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.

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Certified Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: The Breakfast Club is a warm, insightful, and very funny look into the inner lives of teenagers.
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Common Sense Says
Classic '80s teen movie has mature themes, profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Breakfast Club is a classic '80s film that deals with themes that may be inappropriate for younger teens. Topics such as suicide, depression, social alienation, materialism, sex, and parental physical and emotional abuse are discussed openly. Main characters use very strong language, including "f--k," smoke pot on-screen in the school library, and mock authority figures. One smokes cigarettes, draws a switchblade, and makes lewd gestures. He reveals cigar burns on his body as evidence of his father's abuse. The film does positively encourage the breakdown of social barriers as a means of identification and improved communication.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:February 15, 1985
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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