“To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Basket Case, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.”
If you read the above quote and immediately knew it was from “The Breakfast Club” by John Hughes, you’re really going to enjoy the rest of this post. If you feel like I just spoke a different language, please pass your iPad over and ask your parents to finish reading this for you.I asked my friends on Twitter to answer this question: Which John Hughes film most resembles your life growing up?
There were a few common themes from the answers. Many of you girls said you related to “Sixteen Candles” but never got your Jake Ryan, or loved “Pretty in Pink” but Blaine wouldn’t give you the time of day. But most men (giant surprise here) said their adolescent years were most like “Weird Science,” minus the Barbie doll coming to life. I hate to say it, but I would guess that these same guys, now adults, are still trying to make Barbie turn into Kelly LeBrock.
A few of my favorite responses:
@RyanBagsHagen: Uncle Buck… because who didn’t have a bad ass uncle who could circumcise a gnat with a hatchet?
@TheSummerFelix: Sixteen Candles! The nerds fumbled over my panties but all I wanted was for Jake Ryan to blow out my candles.
Personally, I relate most to “Pretty In Pink” because I was the poor girl in a high school full of rich kids. But I was just boy crazy enough to like both the Duckies AND the Blaines.
Whether you were Long Duk Dong, Jake Ryan, Farmer Ted or Samantha Baker, we all still share a love for our Chicago-based John Hughes movies. And of course, we all have Claire Standish to thank for teaching us how to apply lip gloss from our cleavage.
Which John Hughes film is your favorite?