Which 80's Teen Movie Are You?
St. Elmo's Fire: You have a close group of friends
who have diverse personalities; your favorite
hangout is St. Elmo's Bar.
Sounds about right. Of course, in high school that meant contests at Taco Bell where you refill as many Cokes as possible without going to the bathroom, then racing around the restaurant at 1 a.m.
This would also figure to be a good time for another installment of Jeff’s Top Fives!
Today, the Top 5 Brat Pack movies:
1. The Breakfast Club - The ultimate High School Stereotype movie. You know you fit the preconceived notion of belonging to particular cliques. Actually, I always figured I fit in between Anthony Michael Hall’s unpopular geeky brain and Emilio Estevez’s popular prankster athlete.
2. St. Elmo’s Fire - One of the best title songs to any movie, creating a movie of post-college doldrums as our Packers struggle with adulthood. Of course, the movie was made the same year as No. 1 on my list, so there was a little fudging going on with ages, obviously. Doesn’t matter. This is still a better “growing up sucks” twenty-something movie than the one most of my generation claims as their own, Singles.
3. Weird Science - How hot was Kelly LeBrock? And now she's on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club. Sad, how the years have passed. It's awesome to watch this movie now that Bill Paxton is the "every man" in movies, whereas he was the a**hole brother Chet back then.
4. Sixteen Candles - Teen angst back when it didn't have to involve date rape, hard drugs and abusive parents. Just teens fretting about high school, the opposite sex and free-wheeling booze parties. Oh, and Long Duk Dong.
5. About Last Night - This is the movie that made me a man at just 10 years old in the summer of ‘86. Dad had no idea it was going to involve so much sex when he took me to see it, and let me just say that I still tingle when thinking about it. (Check out the movies that came out that year: Top Gun, Short Circuit, Pretty in Pink, Aliens, 9 ½ Weeks, Space Camp, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off … just a gold mine for the teen set. And that’s not even counting Flight of the Navigator, Stand By Me, Hoosiers, Heartbreak Ridge, Platoon and Crocodile Dundee. What a great year for cinema.)
(Previously we looked at my favorite Minutes Of The Weekday, Secular Concerts, Best and Worst Jobs, my cars, LPGA babes, movie scores and TV theme songs.)