Review: ST. ELMO’S FIRE

I first heard the song “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and I liked it, but the movie was much better. That said, ST. ELMO’S FIRE could have easily been titled THE BREAKFAST CLUB: PART II, as it both has similar actors (Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez) and a much similar plotline–just age the characters by a few short years and take away the weekend detention setting. It certainly isn’t as good as THE BREAKFAST CLUB, an instant John Hughes classic without a doubt, but it has every shade of drama available, a hint of humor, and great acting.
GRADE: B

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