The opening scene rang out so loudly to me. Seven friends graduating from college, the world is their oyster, their wide eyes filled with so many hopes and dreams for the future. High from the guise that is college and blind to the realities of the real world.
Through-out the movie you get a glimpse into each characters life, who wants to succeed and who wants to skate. They all soon realize that their carefree days as kids have ended and it is now time to grow up. I feel like we all go through this stage a few times in our lives where we want to hang on for dear life to what is comfortable until we realize that in order for change and progression to take place we have to learn to be uncomfortable.
My favorite quote that pretty much sums up the movie is below.
|St. Elmo's Fire 1985, Joel Schumacher|
Billy: "Jules, y'know, honey... this isn't real. You know what it is? It's St. Elmo's Fire. Electric flashes of light that appear in dark skies out of nowhere. Sailors would guide entire journeys by it, but the joke was on them... there was no fire. There wasn't even a St. Elmo. They made it up. They made it up because they thought they needed it to keep them going when times got tough, just like you're making up all of this. We're all going through this. It's our time at the edge."
The Unemployed Entrepreneur