Breakfast Club
1985
***
Director: John Hughes
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason, Ron Dean, Mercedes Hall

Five high school kids are forced to spend their Saturday in detention to mull over their misdeeds. The two girls and the three boys represent the teen film stock characters (the princess, the athlete, the nerd, the rebel and the recluse) who gradually discover that they have more in common that they thought. John Hughes’ best known film is an uncinematic one-room character drama whose continuous and entertainingly profane dialogue is disrupted only by the occasional song. And yet, despite the lack of action Hughes manages to turn the quintet into living breathing human beings. The ending with its rushed and contrived romances is ridiculous, though.