The Breakfast Club Movie Poster
  • Released
  • March 5, 1985
  • R, 1 hr 32 min
  • Comedy
  • 3,846 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Breakfast Club is a classic '80s film that deals with themes that may be inappropriate for younger teens. Topics such as suicide, depression, social alienation, materialism, sex, and parental physical and emotional abuse are discussed openly. Main characters use very strong language, including "f--k," smoke pot on-screen in the school library, and mock authority figures. One smokes cigarettes, draws a switchblade, and makes lewd gestures. He reveals cigar burns on his body as evidence of his father's abuse. The film does positively encourage the breakdown of social barriers as a means of identification and improved communication.

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