Weekly Film Analysis #5
The Breakfast Club (1955)
I really enjoyed The Breakfast Club.
This movie has comedic timing down to a tee.
This is the first film that has been assigned in this class that
I feel is really representative of teenagers. Their struggles
feel very real, and I especially identify with Claire in her
struggles to come off as perfect and put together. It helps
that we share the same name, I suppose! That said,
I am disappointed that she gets together with Bender in the end.
Judd Nelson’s character is a perverted bully who relentlessly
harasses Claire. There is no way that she would have fallen in
love with such a disrespectful dude in the real world.
American Graffiti (1959)
I have to say that American Graffiti bored me. I understand
that this is a coming of age movie, but I have a hard time
relating to the characters. This movie is about 1960’s
teenagers, and I am a 2015 teenager. I couldn’t relate to any
of the female characters because they serve as little more
than sex objects for the guys to fight over. They have no
agency in the grand scheme of the movie. However, putting
aside my critiques of the female characters, I absolutely
love the score for this movie. Lucas really hits the mark for
groovy and quirky 1960’s songs.
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
This is a great film. I find the female perspective
represented here very genuine and refreshing.
Ana’s character is true to the teenage experience,
and she is allowed to have complex emotions that many
films do not afford their female characters.
She has agency over the story, as do her other female
relatives. She is far from perfect – I love the portrayal of
Ana’s insecurities about her weight. I would highly
recommend this movie to anybody curious about a film made
by women for women.
- Cardoso, P. (Director). (2002). Real Women Have Curves.
[Film]. HBO Films. A.
- Hughes, J. (Director). (1955). The Breakfast Club [Film].
Universal Pictures. A.
- Lucas, G. (Director). (1959). American Graffiti [Film].
Universal Pictures. B.
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