QUOTE - THE BREAKFAST CLUB - YOU SEE US AS YOU WANT TO SEE US, IN THE SIMPLEST TERMS & MOST CONVENIE

"Saturday, March 24, 1984 Brian Johnson [although unknown at this point]  High School Dear Mr. Vernon:We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong.     What we did was wrong.
But we think you're crazy to make us write this essay telling you who we think we are.    What do you care?
You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions.   
You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.    Correct?
That's how we saw each other at seven o'clock this morning.    We were brainwashed.
 
 
 
 
The letter read before the closing credits reads as follows:
"Dear Mr. Vernon:We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are.
You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions.  
But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain... ...and an athlete... ...and a basket case... ...a princess... ...and a criminal.Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
 
 
 
The letter is the focal point of the film, as it demonstrates and illustrates the changes the students undergo during the course of the day;
their attitudes and perspectives have changed and are now completely different."

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38lbs
38lbs

saw the tail end of this at k\'s yesterday and then a tid bit of sixteen candles. omg! the part with the grandparents answering her phone and screwing with her messages, then they say, boy is she lucky to have us here to take care of things and meanwhile this gorgeous guy is trying to reach her! boy, does that ring a bell. i went through stolen messages first as a kid and later as a teen and later still from 3 different college housemates (that i know of). maybe more. amazing that kind of crap goes on. john hughes is brilliant.

love the poem up there from the breakfast club. guess it was john hughes night.
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one of my favorite movies!
38lbs
38lbs

ferris bueller\'s day off as well. totally relateable!
GeocacherNY
GeocacherNY

TBC is my favorite. I just had a DVD of it sent to someone because I wanted them to watch & they don\'t have cable
Michelletj
Michelletj

I made my Hubby sit down and watch TBC, and he didn\'t get it. Apparently growing up in Sweden and the UK was very different! LOL! *HUGS*
38lbs
38lbs

yeah, ditto with k. he lovvvvved his teachers growing up and refused to believe ANY are bad, boring yes, but bad no. (his wife and his brother were both teachers). i couldn\'t believe it. then he sees the section where mr. sherman is going through confidential files and gets caught by the janitor, so he gives the janitor $50 not to tell anyone (the sleeze that they both are) and puts the nasty rebel student the product of an abusive father in the file room and tells the student what a total loser he is (like he doesn\'t hear that enough at home) and that he, the teacher, is better than the student because he has his own house and car (oh, gee is that your big superiority, a house and car? big deal. wth?) and that is how you speak and encourage a teenager by talking down to him. screaming at him. prancing around school in a suit like you are so great, when you definitely aren\'t. telling the kid to punch him? grrrrr. so k says he has never seen a teacher act like that. what rock did he grow up under. k does what j does. he likes to make believe that all the superficial crap is the \"real\" crap. and the superficial stuff is NEVER the real stuff. peel the onion and it always stinks.

i hear scandinavia has fabulous schools. i know in finland they don\'t even TEST the children until they are 16. there is no heirarchy. they go to school to learn and to be encouraged. uk, i would think would have some of the mess that we have here but more community oriented, since they are a socialized country and we aren\'t (yet).
Michelletj
Michelletj

When I first got married, I did some research on schools in Sweden, and kept hearing that Pre-K is non-existent, and learning letters and numbers and colors is left until later than in the US, but high school over there is MUCH harder than in the US. I decided if we had kids, I\'d rather start here, and then move there, if it was an option. Since kids turned out not to be in the cards for us, it became a moot point. Yeah well. Such is life. *HUGS*