The Breakfast Club

Real-life detention was never this fun, but then again, Molly Ringwald wasn’t there

Remember that teen angst you thought you’d outgrown? It’s back with a vengeance at today’s midnight screening of The Breakfast Club. The 1985 John Hughes classic, starring an ensemble that includes Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez, uses the backdrop of a simple high school detention session to deliver a narrative about five stereotypical high school students. All the major food groups are represented: There’s a jock, a dweeb, a bad boy, a good girl and a seriously weird kid. The dissimilar students are drawn together as they learn about each other — and themselves — while covering familiar topics such as abusive parents, sex, pressure to succeed and the desire to fit in. The film is nearly 25 years old, so the clothes and music may be dated, but it still resonates with anyone who ever went to high school. 11:55 p.m. today and tomorrow. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For information, call 713-866-8881 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.
April 24-25, 11:55 p.m., 2009

 
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