After 25 years of being the most iconic group of the 80s the Brat Pack (Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, and Judd Nelson minus Emilio Estevez) came together on Monday night to celebrate the anniversary of The Breakfast Club and commemorate the late director John Hughes. If you’re like most of us and were just a work in progress in 1985 The Breakfast Club was quite possibly the movie of the era. The film follows the lives of five teenagers running in different social circles”from a rich girl to the athlete to the school’s nerd”during a Saturday detention where they slowly realize some people aren’t what they seem.
We all know and loved the famous redhead at one point in our lives and Molly Ringwald has made quite the name for herself. Popular throughout the 80’s in movies like Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink, Ringwald played the rich girl Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club. Fast forward to 2010 where Molly plays Anne on the new ABC series The Secret life of an American Teenager. Ringwald told US Weekly that there hasn’t been a movie to replace The Breakfast Club and it has spread over generations and too many people.
The rest of the cast has come a long way in both their acting careers and personal lives and overcame many obstacles. Ally Sheedy better known as unique Allison Reynolds overcame a sleeping pill addiction while co-star Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson) is sober after battling a drinking problem.
After 25 years the stars have accomplished things post Brat Pack as their careers took off in different directions. For the whole cast John Hughes took a chance on new actors and brought them careers they may not have otherwise had. They all agree if not for Hughes seeing into the future of their careers their stories might not read what they have made them into 25 years later.