The coming of age movie has been delighting movie go-ers for decades but there was one movie that really did change the genre.
And that movie was The Breakfast Club, which was released back in 1985, as it paved the way for the teen movies that we see on the big screen today.
John Hughes was a real powerhouse in this genre and he proved it with The Breakfast Club as he brought to the big screen a timeless tale that is as relevant today as it was back in the eighties.
The Breakfast Club is a movie that looked at teenagers of the eighties and how they are trying to find an identity and work out where they fit in in society.
But Hughes told this story with intelligence and wit and it wasn't a movie that laughed at or belittled the feelings of the teens at the time.
Hughes wasn't afraid to look at the issues and the problems that faced the teens of the time, bringing an audiences face to face with what kids at the time were dealing with.
The movie also introduced us to a new generation of actors as Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson were all on the cast list and the Brat Pack was born.
Hughes and the cast developed real feeling characters that audiences could relate and connect with - which is one of the major reasons why this movie was such a success.
But what Hughes showed with The Breakfast Club was that the teen movie didn't just have to be all about sex and drugs it could tackle deeper issues and still be funny.
The Breakfast Club really did pave the way for all of teen movies that have followed over the years and this is a movie that is still relevant in 2012.
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