The breakfast club…
I was given the nickname Breakfast Club by a lot of people at 6th form and it wasn’t until a few years later when I got round to watching it that I realized why. I looked exactly like the character Jud Nelson played; same style hair similar face even complete with red checked lumberjack shirt and denim jacket. 😯
I suppose it iwould have been better than being called Bender 🙂Posted 7 months agoDigbySubscriber
And she looked better before the ‘makeover’ scene
Some kind of Wonderful was in a similar vein. Cracking soundtrack too
I used to have a massive crush on both Molly Ringwald (who was originally offered the part of Amanda played by Lea Thompson) and Mary Stuart Masterson
And the soundtrack features Leeds post-punk/goth band The March Violets. 8) 8) 8)
Who are also the band performing in the Club!Posted 7 months ago
So I watched Some Kind of Wonderful last night (it’s on Netflix, who knew). I thought it was ok, but not exceptional. It felt like it should be one of Hughes’ earlier works, yet it was seemingly two years after Breakfast Club (and one year after Pretty in Pink, which is essentially a gender reversal of the same film only better).
Cheers for the recommendation. I enjoyed it, but I don’t really understand why it’s in people’s favourites list.Posted 7 months agoDigbySubscriber
but I don’t really understand why it’s in people’s favourites list
If I watched it today for the first time I would probably think the same … I only watched ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ for the first time 20 odd years after it was released and I was a bit ‘meh’ … even though pretty much everyone in it went on to be ‘stars’.
Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink are in my favourites list because they dealt with the universal ‘tropes’ of youth when I was a youth. My daughter also likes them as she too watched them as a teenager.
I don’t think SKoW is as strong as PiP – in hindsight John Hughes was probably already set to try and target his next generation with Home Alone etc – but SKoW had something else I think: apart from The March Violets! 😉
The scene in the garage where Watts ‘coaches’ Keith to check his kissing is up to scratch taps into teenage zeitgeist in a way that only John Hughes could at the time I think.Posted 7 months ago
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