“A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal.”
Hmmm … How can we possibly signify the bonds they have begun to form over one dramatic day in detention?
Five stereotypes, locked up in their Illinois high school library all day on a Saturday. They talk, they share, they dance, they fight, they cry, they kiss, they undergo dramatic makeovers that suggest that the secret to female attractiveness is properly applied eyeliner. It’s The Breakfast Club, a fixture of the high school movie canon and one of Hughes’ most memorable achievements. If nothing else, it proved that nothing brings people together like rocking out in unison while precariously balanced on a railing.