Movie of the Day: "The Breakfast Club" (1985)

In keeping with our Back to School theme this month, and because I didn't include him in any of the Monthly Movie picks, I'll be recommending a different John Hughes movie every day this week, starting with his 1985 classic. The Breakfast Club still holds up today and remains as funny and poignant as ever. You know the set-up: five kids in the library for an all day detention; the brain, the jock, the princess, the basket case, the criminal. Almost every scene in the movie is iconic- my only complaint has always been over Ally Sheedy's famous makeover from goth to preppie at the end. Why can't she get the guy as is?

Original Trailer from 1985: