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St. Elmo's Fire

6 Ratings: 3.7
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: January 1, 1985
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about St. Elmo's Fire

"It's our time on the edge."

  • May 24, 2009
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Seven recent college graduates begin the transition to adult life in Washington, D.C. They face job challenges and the ups and downs of romance while remaining best friends and partying at St. Elmo's Bar.

This 1985 movie starred many members of the infamous "Brat Pack" such as Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, and Demi Moore. They are all well-cast as preppies careening wildly in search of independence. Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham also give pleasing performances. Each one has a distinct personality and each has their turn in the spotlight as the story rotates quickly between them.

While the movie was once considered very chic and hip, it's now relatively sanitized compared to the debauchery so common on the screen today. It's also common now to see similar best-friends-forever plotlines, but this was the granddaddy of them all.  It's a combination of The Breakfast Club meets Cheers meets Friends; a nice story, sometimes a bit saccharine, but fun to see so many familiar faces when they were very young.
DVD The cast. Rob Lowe

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