And the Moral of the Story is…

Just a quick thought, if I suddenly learned to be brief.
A few months ago I bought my new car. (I call him Cubert.), which meant that my sister took possession of my old car. Well, I keep a lot of my stuff in my car, a topic I will most likely cover in depth when I can post a song.
She decided to go through my stuff before I was able to clean out my things.
After doing this she let me know that I have “a lot of weird movies”.
I suppose that’s semi-true, but mostly I am just a big fan of the cult classics.
And I am always trying to expand on that, since there is a lot of them. But you really do have to be in the mood to expose yourself to a new Cult Classic.
So, this weekend I finally got around to seeing the Breakfast Club.

One thing about some of John Hughes’ more famous 80s works (Besides Ferris) is that I always at the end of the movie can’t help but feel like I got shafted.
Like I blinked and I missed something.
It seems like he tries for a lot of depth, but then he cuts off things.

For example, Pretty in Pink…when did they fall in love? I mean, Molly Ringwald goes on two dates with this rich dude and all of a sudden she is freaking out on him.
Homegirl is obsessed.
And was there no middle class in the 80s?

But The Breakfast Club was worse than just leaving me feeling shafted and like I’m not getting it. I felt angry at that movie.
I mean, maybe I just have a weird idea of what friendship is, but I don’t think they would be friends at all after that. I would have probably walked out thinking

Man, I hate these people.

I mean, they mostly sat and fought the whole time and picked on each other. There’s barely any interpersonal relationship development.
Just to put it in perspective, the scene where the geeky kid who they all have been picking on the whole day admits that he is in their detention session for trying to commit suicide (which I cried when he said that, I obviously identify with him most). Then Molly Ringwald, the rich popular girl, tells him she would never be his friend outside of that day.
…that scene happened 13 minutes before the movie ended.
Usually or ideally, they would have made some sort of comeback from that where they bonded and realized that is petty and fleeting. They would have come together to form this bonding “club”.
Nope. 13 minutes left.

But what is even more my favorite would be when the introverted weird girl changes to look like the popular girl and suddenly the guy likes her!
Yes! Success of the human spirit!
Oh wait…
Uh, success of conformity?
It seems like that is what the movie was about. Discussing how social barriers cannot be dissolved and that personality or individuality…eh not so much.
Just cuss a lot and bash on each other.
We are The Breakfast Fight Club.

I don’t know. I just don’t get it. And I don’t like it.
It’s still bugging me, obviously.

Well, just remember, if you’re different and you want to find love, just change everything about yourself.
The End.


4 thoughts on “And the Moral of the Story is…

  1. I dunno, it does hint about midway, maybe a third of the way through the movie about Andrew and Allison getting together. The bit where he asks what “they” (I think he was referring to her parents, if I remember correctly) do to her, she answers “They ignore me” and he responds in a manner that suggested he knew that feel?

    1. But it more heavily hints at Andrew being with Claire than it does him being with Alison.
      Also, Alison kept giving John more looks than she did Andrew. And he only actually liked her after she got dressed up.

      1. That I understand. The hints toward how it’s actually going to end are pretty minimal compared to all the evidence pointing towards what might happen, as if the film’s trying everything it can to throw the viewer off, while giving them just a little smidgen just to avoid SUDDENLY Syndrome.

        I’ll have to dig that movie out again, though. I’ve probably missed a lot of details in the first viewing. That, or I’ve forgotten them. :|

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