St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

DVD - 2001
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Seven friends, recent college graduates, search for a place in the real world and face the issues of career and commitment. Against the backdrop of St. Elmo's, their local hang-out, they save, betray and love each one another as only the closest of friends can.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001.
ISBN: 9780767868273
0767868277
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Saint Elmo's fire

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ECPat Oct 31, 2015

Couldn't make myself watch the whole thing.

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

It’s Georgetown 1985 and seven newly graduated future yuppies are horrified to discover that life ends at twenty. An unbalanced Kirby (Emilio Estevez) is still stalking the senior girl who broke his heart; white trash Billy (Rob Lowe) avoids responsibility by chasing skirts and playing sax; perpetually blank-faced Kevin (Andrew McCarthy) is a frustrated writer and avowed cynic whose lack of a love life has everyone questioning his sexuality; party girl Jules (Demi Moore!) is a coke-snorting train wreck with a pink apartment; politically savvy Alec (Judd Nelson) is practicing to be a neo-con by cheating on his dishrag of a girlfriend (Ally Sheedy); and Jewish American Virgin Wendy (Mare Winningham) is still wearing chastity panties while nursing a crush on bad boy Billy. Over the course a few days their group friendship will be tested by painful revelations, infidelity, and the fact that they are all basically obnoxious. Like a new wave version of "The Big Chill" director Joel Schumacher tries to cram the minds of world weary retirees into the bodies of overgrown school kids and then have them spout petty euphemisms about the vagaries of life and love as if they were facing middle age with a trunkful of regrets. Whether they’re getting drunk and comparing scars at the film’s eponymous watering hole or staring meaningfully into the camera while the grievously overplayed “Man in Motion” kicks it in the background, the ensemble cast just doesn’t gel; the assorted crises and tidy resolutions are wholly contrived for the big screen and the vain attempts to be hip 80s-style are now terribly dated. Or maybe I’ve just grown up. But there is a certain amount of perverse pleasure in watching some of today’s has-beens back when they were yesterday’s up-and-comers.

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Calvacade
May 02, 2013

80's yuppie lamefest- with the added bonus of a stupendous saxophone solo by Rob Lowe.

bookgeek101 Feb 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this movie. It is very complex and has a great theme. I loved it and would watch it again.

btmslt May 16, 2012

A good film for the younger crowd.

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bookgeek101 Feb 22, 2013

Sexual Content: Not a lot, some innuendos.

bookgeek101 Feb 22, 2013

Violence: Very little violence, but some arguments cause fists to fly.

bookgeek101 Feb 22, 2013

Coarse Language: Language throughout, not very noticeable, but at times it can be very noticeable.

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alexjrjr13 Feb 25, 2013

alexjrjr13 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

bookgeek101 Feb 22, 2013

bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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alexjrjr13 Feb 25, 2013

7 friends just graduated from college and try to figure out what they should do with their lives while they have to deal with love, betrayal, and life.

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