Thursday, August 29, 2019

PODCAST: "The Breakfast Club" (1985) - High School Movies Back2Skool Speshul w/ Maxwell and MRSHL

Watched:  08/17/2019
Format:  Amazon Streaming
Viewing:  Unknown
Decade:  1980's

It's our first Back2Skool Speshul! We finally pull off the band-aid and talk about "The Breakfast Club" (1985), a seminal movie for Gen-X'ers, that taught us to live, learn, laugh and love and that maybe we're not all that different underneath. Except for how we are, and that's important, too. Or something. And that when we grow older, we're going to either suck or work tough, soul-crushing jobs or both.

Anyway, this PodCast is, like, two hours, so buckle in, every buddy.


Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds, The Breakfast Club OST
I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats, The Fine Art of Surfacing

High School Movies Playlist


Stuart said...

I know the opener to this was tongue in cheek, but I did find that having different points of view helped this discussion a lot. Ryan playing an almost Benderesque role as the naysayer made the others defend the movie.

I've seen this movie enough in preteen years that at some point had most of the dialogue memorized. The high school social order stuff never really rang true for me, but I always took it as a deliberately stylized exaggeration anyway. I am curious (though a little afraid) to watch it again as a parent.

The League said...

Much appreciated! And, yes, I did have a moment of self-awareness during the recording that I was absolutely Bender-ing it up.

My expectation is that returning to the films of your youth about growing up or the teen experience will be a terrifying experience for most people. Part of the joy of the High School series on the podcast.