St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

DVD - 2001
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A group of friends, recent college graduates, search for their place in the "real world" and struggle with all the issues that brings.
Audience: Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
OFRB rating: Restricted
Publisher: Culver City : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.
ISBN: 9780767868273
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC St
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French, Portuguese and Spanish with Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai subtitles.


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May 26, 2019

This was the first Rated R movie I saw "legally" so it will always hold a fondness in my heart. I loved the "St Elmo's Fire" love theme so much that I ended up using it in my wedding; a dream of mine since I first saw this film. Kind of plays out like a soap opera; seven friends fresh out of college; struggling to find their way in life. Hilarious moments as well as some tense ones, these friends will find themselves in situations that they never expected. I loved this movie, and even though the subject matter may be a little "iffy", you will probably find one of the characters you can relate to. I sure did.

Jul 14, 2018

"Look's pretty outta hand up there."
I once thought I had St. Elmo's Fire burning in me, but it turned out to be food poisoning. Ridiculous, essential 80s Brat Pack movie. A bunch of friends deal with the post-college blues and their early 20s. It's funny how hard a bunch of entitled, whiny, white people make it seem. Emilio Estevez totally stalks Andie McDowell, and it's supposed to be cute and romantic. Again, it's pretty terrible, but, also, pretty hilarious if you're in the right frame of mind. Rob Lowe's saxophone playing is a highlight for me. I was also sorry that they didn't make "St. Elmo's Fire: 20 Years Later." Classic theme song from John "Who?" Parr.

ECPat Oct 31, 2015

Couldn't make myself watch the whole thing.

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.

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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