Talks from the heart… The Breakfast Club

I can do it

“Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.”— John Bender

One of my favourite movies when I was a teenager,  was “The Breakfast Club”… and secretly I had a crush on Judd Nelson who played bad guy John Bender…

I actually got to know the film because of the song “Don’t you forget about me” from Simple Minds. I cannot tell you how many times I sang to that song… including a very sincere, but oh so very false “hey, hey, hey, hey… ooh ooh ooh ooh…” They were one of my favourite bands at the time.. but anyway… back to the film!

A brain… an athlete… a basket case… a princess… and a criminal… We all knew someone who we thought fit into these categories. But after I saw this film in the mid 80ies, I soon  realized that there was no such thing as ‘the’ brain… ‘the’ athlete… ‘the’ basket case… ‘the’ princess and ‘the’ criminal… We actually are a bit of everything, no matter what mark we get. Don’t you agree?

It was so easy to relate to this film, being a teenager myself…  I started to realize back then that the world indeed was no perfect place… I struggled at school, was misunderstood by adults, felt pressure from teachers and parents,…

When I look back on it now, it wasn’t all that bad you know! I’m not traumatized for life… But when you’re a teenager, you constantly feel picked upon and you feel like the entire world is against you.

Although the film is over 30 years old now, it really is a story of all times. I recently saw this film together with my kids. My eldest daughter loves it. My two younger ones might find this film ‘slow’ and ‘boring’ opposed to the films they normallly see… but they actually watched the entire film so I just know that something about it appealed to them… and I just know that they could relate with the film as much as I did at their age…

Love, Kathleen

Here you can read my thoughts on a quote about books 🙂

4 thoughts on “Talks from the heart… The Breakfast Club

    1. Hahaha… indeed… I looked him up recently when I was writing this post and I was a bit shocked 😀 but I just love that film… brings back some nostalgic feelings 🙂 Love, Kathleen


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