REEL CHAT 37.0 – THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)

breakfast clubFive strangers with nothing in common except each other! Welcome to Episode 37 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”

On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard and special guests Adeline Soh and Trevor Wood to discuss 1985’s  – “The Breakfast Club” – John Hughes’ quintessential eighties classic, that explores the pressure put on teenagers to fit into their own realms of high school social constructs, as well as the lofty expectations of their parents, teachers, and other authority figures. Once the obvious stereotypes are broken down, the characters empathise with each other’s struggles, dismiss some of the inaccuracies of their first impressions, and discover that they are more similar than different.

Hear the “Reel Chat” guys get stuck into the film’s iconic cast, the outstanding career and legacy of it’s writer and director John Hughes, the proposed follow-ups (as well as why they didn’t happen), it’s numerous DVD and Blu-ray releases, Simple Minds’ memorable theme song (“Don’t You Forget About Me”), as well as discussion of the long-lost 2 1/2 hour version that none of us will sadly ever see.

 

THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES

Adam          4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Brose          4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Andrew      4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Matthew    4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Stuart         3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Michael       3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Adeline      4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

Trevor        3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND

 

 

 

 

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