The Breakfast Club

John Hughes films are legendary… those classic movies from the 80s, that are timeless. The movies of my childhood and teen years.  I must admit some of his earlier films I watched years after they were released in the 90s.  Some of my ultimate favourite movies come from ones that John Hughes was involved with… like 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, National Lampon’s Christmas and Uncle Buck.  

The thing that I loved about The Breakfast Club that it could have happened in 1985 or 2012.  The writing was timeless.  I remember how it spoke to me as a teenager, and how it can and is still relevant to the teenagers today!  The movie captured some of the struggles that all teens go through…no matter what cultural background you come from.

Last night here in Arviat, the drama club from the John Arnalukjuak High School brought the characters alive from The Breakfast Club on the stage. The students did SUCH a great job-with the lighting, props, costumes, makeup and acting!

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club

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