Sunday, November 16, 2008

St. Elmo's Fire

This 1985 movie is about seven friends who have just graduated from college and are struggling with issues that they are trying to overcome to become happy, successful adults.The tag line to the movie is "They thought they would be friends forever but forever couldn't last." They face love, heartbreak, obsessions, finding/losing employment, discovering the meaning of life, living on the edge, betrayal, and the ultimate test of friendship and love.

This movie stars the young group of actors that became known as the Brat Pack. The Brat Pack is a group of actors that starred in numerous combinations of 80's movies. The Brat Pack includes Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, and Molly Ringwald (although she was not in this movie). Mare Winningham is the seventh star in this movie but she was never really associated with the Brat Pack.

The following is a movie clip containing The Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire

**For fun, click on the IMDB page and type in St. Elmo's Fire and read all the quotes from the movie-"It ain't a party until something gets broken"


Andrea Perlik said...

I will ALWAYS watch this movie when it's on. Hysterical. I laugh that the characters were only 22 in the movie. Still a big Rob Lowe fan, have to say.

MB said...

I believe that this was the first rated R movie I saw in the theater. How could I resist the Brat Pack? I agree, still a Rob Lowe fan as well...catch him on the show Brothers and Sisters. He would have been a fun President to watch for four years (on the show he ran and lost).