Demi Moore plays one of the most over-the-top characters ever, either croaking about her dying "step-monster" in every scene, or saying some of the most asinine things not even the most moronic Real Housewife would say. It was hard to take anything in this film seriously. Andrew McCarthy was pretty good though.
After seeing the "Breakfast Club" I was anxious to see more from the era and from the brat-pack. When I stumbled upon this I was happy to be greeted by the "pack" once again, but sadly in much less than what the "Breakfast Club' was. The flow of the story was messy and it was hard to be drawn to any one character's side in the battle for independence. Good reunion, but sad entry into the pack's collection.
"What a night, we all drive into town/ Where we'll park our cars, and meet the rest of our friends/ At a place that's called, I forget what it's called/ But it's really great, and all our friends will be there" (Sparks, 'Popularity')
Quite a mess and it doesn't do a good job hitting on its theme of college graduates being graduated. It honestly could've been set in high school or middle school and it would've been (almost) the same exact thing. I mean, it's pretty obvious Joel Schumacher's the director.
I'm a fan of the Brat Pack and tried to see all of their movies. St. Elmo's Fire is not as good as I hoped it will be. Overly dramatic and the characters are not that sympathetic. But it's great to see these Brat Packers in one movie.
A great movie! What happens to "Breakfast Club" archetypes when they graduate and have to get real jobs? How do you move ahead in a life that sometimes seems terrifying in it's uncertainty? Terrific cast and some very real moments. Plus a lot of 80's polish, like Rob Lowe's super sweet saxophone solo. I feel like this is one of the decade's overlooked gems.
Not a good movie, but an entertaining one, and it bears noting that Kevin is me. Just straight up me. Joel Schumacher went to the future and tracked my life and was like "I want to make this guy a character in a movie, which I will go back to the '80s to make," and then he did that. Seems like a convoluted way to write a character but we cannot attempt to comprehend the workings of the mind behind "Batman and Robin."