Five teenagers who don't' know each other spend a Saturday in detention at the suburban school library. At first they squirm, fret and pick on each other. Then after sampling some marijuana, a real encounter session gets underway. The stresses and strains of adolescence have turned their inner lives into a minefield of disappointment, anger and despair.
The breakfast club is an American comedy and drama film which was written and produced by John Hughes. It talks of an experience gone through by five students in a library at New Trier High School; the school went to by the child of one of John Hughes' companions (Kaye, 2001). In this way, the individuals who were sent to detainment before school beginning time were assigned individuals from "The Breakfast Club".
After watching the Pixar film “Inside Out”, it is easy to see how this film relates to small group communication. This film focuses on a twelve year old girl name Riley and how the emotions in her brain work throughout everyday experiences. The emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust work inside headquarters of Riley’s brain, that is until Joy and Sadness accidentally wind up far from headquarters into long-term memory. I will be analyzing this film using concepts from the textbook such as group communication, group development, group membership, and diversity in groups.
Peer pressure can be to do something that is legal but against one 's morals, and some peer pressure can be for a person to do something illegal. In The Breakfast Club, the viewer sees that stereotypes can create peer pressure. For example, as the "brain", Brian experiences pressure from both friends and family to maintain a very high GPA. This isn 't necessarily bad peer pressure until Brian gets a failing grade on a workshop assignment. This peer pressure and the expectation of living up to his given stereotype leads him to contemplate suicide. Like the other detention students, the viewer realizes there is a person behind the "brain" who has feelings such as fear and disappointment. The film also presents another type of peer pressure that occurs in every high school, the treatment of other students who are not in your social group. For instance, Claire admits that when Monday arrives, there is a good chance she will not speak to any of the kids in the Saturday detention because of what her friends might think. She admits she "hates having to go along with everything" her friends want. She further explains, "you don 't understand the pressure that they can put on you!" This type of peer pressure isn 't directly spoken, but it is caused by fear of judgment from her own social class. Another example of peer pressure is show in the library when Bender goes to the back of the library to
The movie The Breakfast Club is a perfect example of peer relationships in the adolescent society. It shows the viewer some of the main stereotypes of students in high school you have a jock, a nerd, the weirdo, a rebel, and a prep. Over the course of a Saturday detention the different types of peers learn a lot about one another by hearing what each one has done to get into Saturday detention as well as why they chose to do it.
According to Allport, social psychology is the study of social behavior, the study of how people organize and respond to their social experience, the study of people in groups, the study of interaction and the study of the effects of one person on other.
In the film, The Breakfast Club (1985), John Bender, the slovenly rebel at Shermer High School in Chicago, is serving a Saturday detention with four very different students. Right from the beginning, Bender exhibits the qualities of a destructive and thoughtless criminal, i.e., he taunts everyone else in order to hide his personal inadequacies. Whenever Bender is questioned by his peers about a personal issue, or whenever he cannot provide a clear answer to a question, he—albeit defensively— responds in a facetious and irritated manner. Bender demonstrated this when Andrew Clark, the “sporto”, told him that he did not count, and that “if [he] disappeared forever it wouldn’t make any difference.” Distraught from Andrew’s blunt comment, Bender sarcastically retorted, “Well, I’ll just run right out and join the wrestling team...” As time goes on, Bender slowly sheds his rough attitude and starts opening up his true self to the other students.
John Hughes both wrote and directed the classic movie The Breakfast Club. The film is lighthearted, but it also carries out a significant meaning, which I believe to be equality. High school students, in particular, could relate to this 80s film; however, the message could apply to all human beings in this world. Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald are just a few of the incredible actors that teamed up in order to make this movie happen. With their wonderful adaptation to a high school setting, they gave an amazing, memorable performance that will be remembered for decades.
John Hughes’ 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, gives countless examples of the principles of interpersonal communication. Five high school students: Allison, a weirdo, Brian, a nerd, John, a criminal, Claire, a prom queen, and Andrew, a jock, are forced to spend the day in Saturday detention. By the end of the day, they find that they have more in common than they ever realized.
The Breakfast Club is a movie made in nineteen eighty-five, directed by John Hughes. The plot follows five students at Shermer High School, as they attend for Saturday detention on March 24 on nineteen eighty-four. The students are not complete strangers to each other, but the five of them are from completely different cliques or social groups. John Bender “The Criminal” is one of the worst behaved kids in school, does drugs and is always involved in some kind of trouble, Claire Standish “The Princess” is one of the most popular girls in school, all the guys want to date her. Brian Johnson “The Brain” is the typical nerd, he is really smart in school, but has no idea about relationships, parties or drugs. Andy Clark “The Athlete” is a really popular kid in Shermer High, he is the varsity letterman, captain of wrestling team and a ladies man. Finally the last student in the detention is Allison Reynolds “The basket Case” she barely talks to anyone in the school and act really weird when approached.
In the film The Breakfast Club, five students attending Shermer High School are placed in Saturday detention by Vice Principal Vernon. Gradually, the teenagers learn that they are more similar than previously thought. The students have different backgrounds, creating the labels and stereotypes assumed of them.
At first glance, Bender appears as a rebel, someone who enjoys questioning authority and enjoys putting others in uncomfortable situations. As his story unfolds, the audience learns of the abuse and violence that occurs at Bender’s home. Looking at students like Bender it is important to remember that there is a cause for their behavior. To prevent the behavior from escalating, as it did in Bender’s case, it is important to look for the cause of the behavior, whether it is a learning disability that causes the behavior or abuse that causes the inappropriate behavior. In Bender’s case, if an adult had taken the time to understand the cause of his behavior, instead of punishing him with Saturday detention, his behavior would probably not become as extreme. Most likely, no adult took the time or Bender did not feel comfortable sharing his home life with any adults in the school. In addition to being aware of why a student is behaving the way they are, building relationships wi...
This film was seen as such a powerful force and accurate display of teen issues that many parents, teachers, and even religious leaders advocated it. Although a source of debate due to its controversial content, the “R” rating it received was forgiven by many. “The Breakfast Club” will definitely leave an impression, whether watched by teens or adults, and is likely a film that one will watch many times. Because of the authenticity Hughes brought to this film, the overall theme was, and still is, one that can’t easily be ignored or forgotten
In the film The Breakfast Club there are various social psychological theories and concepts that describe the inner selves of the characters. The characters in the film are initially perceived in a certain manner by each other because of knowing the way they behave in school and the type of people and environment they surround themselves with in school. However one detention on a Saturday brings these characters together and throughout the film their true personalities and behaviors start to reveal themselves by means of social psychological theories and concepts. The characters individually and as a group display their personalities through theories and concepts of social psychology. At the very start of the film, one of the concepts displayed is the acceptance type of conformity. The principal assigns the characters (students) to complete a task and because he is a figure of authority, the characters accept having to complete the task by the end of the day without any attempts to alter that. One of the students, Claire Standish, is revealed to display the concept of narcissism, which is unfortunately a dark side of herself. This is evident as Claire claims that she is popular and loved by her fellow schoolmates and seems to care and showcase her rich and beauty too much. She is, as her detention-mates discover, full of herself. In addition this also shows signs of the spotlight effect theory which can relate to Claire in that she believes that her schoolmates look at her and pay so much attention to her appearance add rich, spoiled-like behavior. Another character to show a theory of social psychology is Allison Reynolds. In the film, Allison is a character with an introvert personality, although she also displays strange and...
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985) is a film in which focuses on the stereotypes of teenagers within high school and the difficulties that are faced during this period of their lives. The film is based on a group of five young adults who have never met before, and are in Saturday detentions for varied reasons. They are asked to write a thousand word essay in which they have to describe who they think they are, but instead refuse to do so. Due to this, they get bored and it permits for them to bond and share experiences, beliefs and values. From this, they discover that although they are all different on the outside but in fact they are similar on the inside. This then allows for them to grow and develop not only as a group, but as individual