Top 5 Moments from "The Breakfast Club"
The teen flick turns 30 this month
In 1985, “a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal” showed up for high school detention on a Saturday and changed the lives of teen filmgoers everywhere. John Hughes’s nuanced teen flick The Breakfast Club is now regarded as a classic, and to celebrate its 30th anniversary, a new restored edition is being shown in theaters and sold for home viewing. Here are our five favorite moments.
The dance scene
Karla DeVito’s “We Are Not Alone” gives the kids an excuse to cut loose during detention. And Claire (Molly Ringwald) shows us that wearing a suede maxi skirt can’t stop you if you’ve got the beat.
The lunch scene
You can learn a lot about a person by what they pack in a brown paper bag.
The lipstick scene
A playful party trick takes a serious turn. Come on, Bender (Judd Nelson)!
The makeover scene
The look on Andrew’s (Emilio Estevez) face says it all.
The final scene
Brian’s (Anthony Michael Hall) nerd narration kills us every time.