With typical characters such as the jocks, who were the letterheaded jacket and only speak to the popular people, juvenile delinquent, who doesn t socialize with the rest of the school, always in trouble and never doing what he s told.
They always wear baggy worn out clothes that tell them apart from the rest of the school.
To me this film is classed under romance with new budding relationships its hard not to place it under this category. The synopsis of the film is that they learn more about each other that day than they ever had. Finding out that the athlete (EE) is scared of his father, the brain (AMH) Tried to kill himself with a flare gun, the juvenile delinquent (JN) is abused by his family, the princess (MR) Hates her parents because they always fight and the basketcase (AS) is actually intelligent and has an amazing social life. Shouting at them for fighting, also giving Bender (JN) three more months of detention and also reading classified files that the Janitor (John Kapelos) finds out about and blackmails him.
A-The Prinicpal D- When they become friends B-The Students C- The High School E-Problem being fixed Narrative Structure The basic storyline is 6 teenagers spending Saturday detention in High School with their Principal making their lives hell. At the end they learn alot about each other and Bender (JN) and Claire (MR) begin an exciting relationship.
With eight hours of confinement they start to form a friendship.
Another character that played an important role was Principal Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason). In this film it deals with the issue of teen angst.
Why I class it under so many is because it contains equal amounts of all of them. The storyline slowly progresses into a wide and exciting tale of Saturday detention.
Romance develops from friendship into love, their lives are told in the film and it has funny lines throughout the script. They are told to write and essay explaining why they are here.
Secondly the drama, I love drama, a little bit of crying or being sad never killed anyone and I thinks its great that this film can add it into its super storyline.
And lastly the comedy, with the dumb ideas and the witty lines, this film is a must see. With pop songs of the 80 s to dance to it truly was a brilliant film that should be admired for years to come.