The Breakfast Club: John Hughes’ teen comedy hails from easier, more innocent times, when ultimately bridges seemed to matter more than walls. Too much time is used on how the five central characters are teenagers, and (each his or her own) archetypical at that, but the most interesting moments come when their differences are torn down. Sadly, those are few and far between, and feel a bit rushed and forced. The performances are what the material calls for, mostly exaggerated to pinpoint the archetypes (helped by the marked costume design): Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson get the louder roles, but it’s Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez that come out on top. Aesthetically the film is simple, functional. Good use of music.