John Bender is my favourite character from “The Breakfast Club” movie. The two dilemmas that John Bender’s deals with in the movie are his relationship with his parents and sexual activity. In The Breakfast Club, John Bender’s character come off as cocky, rude and always quick to throw a verbal jab at anyone who comes […]

Neuroscientist, Carolyn Gregoire, talks about the mystery of teenage brain in her interview with HuffPost Science: “The frontal lobes, which are the seat of executive function, decision-making, empathy, judgment, insight and impulse control are the last places that hook up to the rest of the brain during development.” Gregoire answered to the question: “In terms […]

Social psychological principles are often placed into films and television shows to make them more realistic. Many of these principles are present within the popular film, The breakfast club. In this film, five students, Brian (the Brain), Andrew (the Athlete), Claire (the Princess), Allison (the Basket Case), and Bender (the Criminal), spend a Saturday together […]

Oh, what can one learn from a Saturday detention? In the iconic 1985 American film, The Breakfast Club, starring Emilio Esteves, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy as random high school students with a variety of behavioral disorders and difficulty conforming to society’s fixed guidelines, this question is answered. The Jock, […]

An individual’s perception of a movie is heavily influenced by outside sources, which lends the individual preconceived notions of what to expect. This limits the overall meaning of the film and may portray the picture in a way that is not immediately conspicuous. When applying a critical approach or “lens” to the work, a different […]