“The Breakfast Club” Turns 30…and Returns to a Cinema Near You!

The Breakfast Club—the iconic film that made having detention cool—has turned 30 and its female stars scrubbed up for the anniversary screening that took place last night in Austin, kicking off SxSW’s film festival.

Although the boys (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, and Anthony Michael Hall) were nowhere in sight, perhaps the film’s biggest star, Molly Ringwald, who played ditzy but sweet “princess” Claire, and Ally Sheedy who played the lovable “basket case” Allison, graced the red carpet, posing for photos and reminiscing about their days on set and how it was working with the visionary director, John Hughes, who passed away in 2009.

The Breakfast Club is a rite of passage for many of us growing up in the 80s, but it seems the film is resonating with the younger generation. Ringwald recently saw the movie with her teenage daughter and was surprised that her daughter most related to Hall’s character, Brian, aka “the brain,” as reported by Yahoo News. But Ringwald also said (in the video below) that if the movie was to be remade today (which she strongly advises against), there would need to be more diversity in the characters represented because well, the times, they are a changin’.


The SxSW’s film festival continues until March 21. “The Breakfast Club” will be in cinemas across the US on March 26 and March 31.

Title image source: justjared.com





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