over 3 years
Such vivid 80s colours and those gorgeous fireplaces.
should be titled "white people problems"
over 4 years
The film that "made" the Brat Pack, but prob my least fave of their films. So Yuppie.
6/10 I expected more
over 6 years
Super melodramatic and silly but an enjoyable time capsule.
over 8 years
Time capsule into US Brat-Pack-ism. Worth watching for the overacting and the 80's clobber
St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham, is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre, and revolves around a group of friends that have just graduated from Georgetown University and their adjustment to their post-university lives and the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood.
The film also features Andie MacDowell as Dale Biberman, a hospital intern and the object of Kirby's attraction.
The film opens with a dream-like montage of the seven main characters, in full graduation uniform, walking along their campus, then quickly cuts to a hospital scene. Billy, while driving with Wendy, has crashed her car. Neither of them are seriously hurt, but her car is destroyed, and Billy is arrested for drunk driving. At the hospital, Kirby sees a medical student named Dale, with whom he has been infatuated since college.
The group later...