The Breakfast Club is now available to stream on Netflix UK. Why, after all these years, does the movie still captivate an audience? Let’s take a dive into the classic movie’s appeal.
That’s right fans! The Breakfast Club is now available to stream on Netflix UK and if you’re an 80’s movie junkie like me, this is amazing news. This film is no doubt a classic and considered to be one of the best movies ever made. It’s one of my favorites of all time.
The Breakfast Club was released on March 5, 1985 and stars Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy. It became an instant hit.
For those who don’t know, The Breakfast Club took place at Shermer High School on March 24, 1984. The story centered around five teenagers who ended up in Saturday detention where they spent the day in the library assigned to write a thousand-word essay, “Who You Think You Are”, as punishment.
The story revolves around five students from different cliques within the school. Claire Standish was considered the stuck-up popular girl. Andrew Clark was a wrestler and considered the jock. John Bender was the rebellious troubled kid who was expected to always be in detention. The final two students were Brian Johnson and Allison Reynolds who were both considered outcasts.
Through their time in detention, these kids who thought they were so different from each other realized that they were alike and connected in many ways. I think the main reason this film still continues to captivate the audience is because of the true meaning behind it: Never judge a book by its cover.
John Hughes, the creator and director of the film, beautifully wrote the story as if he knew that this would touch the hearts of many people around the world. That’s exactly what it did.
Despite the different lives that each student lived on a daily basis, no matter how different they were as individuals, they all had something in common: Dealing with the pressure of what people thought about them.
People only saw them as being a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal but after one long Saturday in detention, these five students realized they had much more in common and were a lot more than the stereotypes placed upon them. By the end of the day, they learned one of the most important lessons of adolescence: Be yourself and embrace the person you are.
Will you be watching The Breakfast Club again, or for the first time? US subscribers, would you like to see The Breakfast Club return to Netflix stateside as well? Let us know in the comments below!