December 10, 2002

Double Feature: The Breakfast Club & Sixteen Candles

The Breakfast Club may still speak to teenagers, but from my 30-year-old's perspective, the kids seem whiny and self-absorbed. It frightens me that John Hughes made this movie at age 34.sixteen
Anthony Michael Hall is completely overlooked as a comedic actor. Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin from Superbad) both owe a huge debt to Hall. He steals Sixteen Candles from Molly Ringwald, and he is hilarious in Breakfast Club too. (Brattle Theater)