The Breakfast Club (1985)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Ensemble Film, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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The best of director John Hughes' many teen-angst films of the 1980s, this perceptive, absorbing comedy-drama basically puts five different teenage archetypes in a classroom for Saturday detention and lets them interact. Judd Nelson is most memorable as a bully who reveals his abusive home life, but the entire ensemble cast is terrific. Adults may be somewhat distraught by the amount of venom directed their way, and the idea that one day in detention could unite such disparate types stretches credibility, but the result is a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, surprisingly moving film.