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17The Breakfast Club – The Makeover

Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club.

The Breakfast Club is the undisputed jewel in the crown for John Hughes fans. And despite its 1980s origins, the movie stands up pretty well today, touching on timeless high school tropes like the experience of being the social outcast or the trials and tribulations of life as a

jock.

Watching it back now is still a hugely enjoyable experience, which is more than can be said for Hughes’ other classic of the era, 16 Candles, and the portrayal of Chinese foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong. One scene from The Breakfast Club hasn’t aged all that well, however: the one that sees Ally Sheedy’s Allison undergo a makeover to turn her from kooky basket case into a "beautiful" girl. It’s all okay though, because the makeover succeeds in catching the attention of Emilio Estevez’s Andrew. What’s the message here? Must women really conform in order to get the guy of their dreams? No, that's not cool.

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