All Alone Together


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 “Why do you think The Breakfast Club resonates with not just your generation, but every generation of teens?

Molly Ringwald: It’s the universal feeling that we all are alone—that we’re all different. I think the movie’s one resounding theme is that everybody feels the same, and we’re all alone together.”

Peter O’Brien writes:

For its 30 year anniversary, Happenings pop up events are hosting an outdoor screening of The Breakfast Club (1985) at the Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines at 7.30pm tomorrow.

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20 thoughts on “All Alone Together

    1. LiamZero

      Yep. Bad acting, bad directing, bad story, and it ends with a number of conclusions so anti-teenager that I’m amazed anyone has fond memories of it at all. Maybe the only bit they remember is the one redeeming feature of the whole dreadful thing: Simple Minds doing Don’t You (Forget About Me).

        1. LiamZero

          Nope. John Hughes made some stone-cold classics but this was a total stinker. Watched it again only a couple of months ago so all the awfulness is very fresh in my mind and not clouded by fuzzy nostalgia. It’s bad.

          1. Joe the Lion

            Don’t get why you say that. I didn’t find it as poor as you on rewatching. Yes, it’s teenagers acting out and the teacher character was nauseating but I found it on the whole quite reflective in the sense it successfully captures the pains of coming of age – maybe you prefer not to be reminded? Maybe I still fancy Molly after all these years.

    2. Niallo

      Ah shaddup, you werent there man !
      Its dated now, but… at the time it struck a chord.
      Molly Ringwald was the hottest redhead next door in celluloid history.
      And to paraphrase jason mewes, “judd nelson was harsh”
      “you mess with the bull and you’ll get the horns young man”
      Classic retro 80’s stuff, strange, it felt nostalgic at the time too.

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    I liked the movie – except when wonderfully-eccentric Allison was made all purdy just to ‘fit in’. Just like Calamity Jane, she was fine the way she was!

    1. Joe the Lion

      true but not really accurate – everyone wants to fit in was the theme of the movie – even the obnoxious cool guy

  2. Kieran NYC

    All I remember is waiting for it to be funnier and then laughing when Emilio cries like he just pooed himself.

  3. Basil Brush

    naaa na na na naaaaa na na na naaaaa na-na na-na naa naa naa naa na na na-awww. Best thing about it…

  4. Lorcan Nagle

    *regards breakfast club soundtrack*

    I can’t wait until I’m old enough to feel ways about things

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