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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Brat Pack

We love our local cinema. Not only do they pick up movies once they've finished their cineplex runs, they also show lots of other great films from back in the day.
Last night, a friend and I giggled our way through "The Breakfast Club".  "Dirty Dancing" was screened just before it, but we opted for dinner in a real restaurant, sans enfants instead. "The Breakfast Club" was probably my favourite film as a teenager, followed closely by "Say Anything" and "Valley Girl" (thanks sis) and "Stand By Me".
My high school friends and I could quote the entire film and did so regularly. Our favourite character to quote was the principal Dick Vernon.

"Don't mess with the bull young man, you'll get the horns".

The evening was spent discussing the merits of John Cusack vs Andrew McArthy, and trying to remember which Rob Lowe films we liked best.
Even though we grew up on opposite sides of the planet, we have so many shared experiences. Teenage angst is the same all over, which is exactly why "The Breakfast Club" is still such a great movie. Wonder what teens would think about it now.
My sister told me that she showed her kid (I guess she would be considered a 'tween' now, hate that term)  "16 Candles" the other day, expecting her to be shocked by it's content. When it got to the scene when the boys had Molly Ringwald's knickers in the bathroom, her daughter asked if they could turn it off. It was boring.

Guess we're getting old?







What's your favourite 80s flick? Who's face did you have pinned all over your walls? Did you love the "Brat Pack"?
Did you want to be Molly?



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Or Ally?


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Or Demi?


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I was definitely an Ally. And it was always John for me....




4 comments:

  1. John Hughes RIP....I think he helped a lot of us through our adolescent years. 16 candles and Valley Girl were my faves....and I am still convinced John Cusack and I could be very happy together! Great post Jen, Vic x

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    1. I agree, John Hughes made some amazing films. But you may have to thumb wrestle me for John Cusack...

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  2. Love "The Breakfast Club"! My favourite 80s flick would be "St Elmo's Fire", but "About Last Night" would be a close second. I think I'm with you as an Ally - I loved "War Games" too. Well, I have dated myself as an early 80s teenager :)
    ~ Christine xx

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    1. Ah, forgot about About Last Night. Pretty sure my sister had a poster of that on her wall. It's great to re-visit these movies, some of them hold up pretty well.

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