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Saint Elmo's Fire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, Andie MacDowell

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Post-collegiate anxiety, '80s style, is the subject of this coming-of-age ensemble piece, which traces the fortunes of a group of Georgetown grads as they enter the real world and grapple with work, infidelity, and adulthood. The most outwardly upscale member of the gang, Jules (Demi Moore), hides a plethora of emotional baggage behind a chic wardrobe, an expensive apartment, a fashionable drug habit, and lots of meaningless casual sex. Her friend Wendy (Mare Winningham) has the opposite problem; a trust-fund baby with body-image issues and little sexual experience, she's hung up on Billy (Rob Lowe), a no-good, sax-playing drunkard who can't face up to his responsibilities in the job market or at home with his wife and young child. Such open infidelity is anathema to Alex (Judd Nelson), who must maintain a sense of propriety even while engaging in compulsive womanizing; after all, the Democrat-turned-Republican's nascent political career requires the sort of picture-perfect relationship he shares with girlfriend Leslie (Ally Sheedy). That doesn't sit too well with tortured writer Kevin (Andrew McCarthy), who toils away at a newspaper job and pines away for the unattainable Leslie. Unrequited love also dogs Kirby (Emilio Estevez), a law-school student whose greatest wish is to romance classy doctor Dale Biberman (Andie MacDowell), who is way out of his league.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Tanya McKnight




A group of friends just out of college struggle with the responsibilities of adulthood. Billy Hicks (Lowe) can't hold down a job ands cheats on his wife whom he married because she was pregnant. Wendy Beamish (Winningham) is Jewish and comes from a wealthy family. Her parents want her to be just like her sister, married and a part of the family business. Wendy secretly loves Billy. Kirby Keger (Estevez) is a waiter at the bar the group frequent and he develops a crush on a woman a few years his senior, Doctor Dale Biberman (MacDowell) whom he went out on a date with once. Jules Jacoby (Moore) is using cocaine and sleeping with her boss to get ahead at work. Alex Newbary (Nelson) wants to marry his longtime live in girlfriend Lesley Hunter (Sheedy) but is unfaithful to her. Kevin Dolenz (McCarthy) is also in love with Lesley but keeps his feelings to himself. Jules mistakenly thinks Kevin's lack of interest in women means he's gay and tries to set him up with her gay interior decorator. Together these friends help each other weather one crisis after another.
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley



Script Analysis of Saint Elmo's Fire

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of group of friends

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   A lot of foul language

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