Cathy and Todd discuss classic 80’s St. Elmo’s Fire, a favorite and a prominent movie of the brat pack genre. Recently watching it again is it as good as they remember?
St. Elmo’s Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham, centers on a clique of recent graduates of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University, and their adjustment to post-university life and the responsibilities of adulthood. This film is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre. Despite heavy hype, the film was only a moderate financial success, grossing $37.8 million against a $10 million budget, and received mostly negative critical reviews.