Here is a seminal high school coming of age film that has its moments although it is not altogether brilliant. The story takes place on a Saturday when the local school is empty and five very different characters are all thrown together. For an entire afternoon, apart from your typical adventures through the halls of the high school campus, they sit in a room.
The players are as follows: A brain, an athlete, a social queen, a basket case, and a criminal. Initially they all are annoyed that they have Saturday school and there is tension between them. Over the course of the afternoon they soon open up and realize they all have similarities and despite their differences they can be friends.
There are other coming of age films that are probably better but it is certainly an interesting social commentary and a cult classic thanks in part to the song “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Lets just face it, the 1980s just would not be the same without John Hughes (Ferris Bueller, 16 Candles, Trains, Plains & Automobiles). He certainly is not the foremost of directors, but he will not be forgotten any time soon.