Remaking St. Elmo’s Fire

Everyone has their calling; their big time. And as perhaps three of you might have seen on my twitter a while ago, mine would be writing the remake of Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire. This movie is very important to me, because when I graduated from college I tried to move out to LA with no money, no car, and no idea of how to get settled. I moved home and immediately dove into an awful depression. One sleepless night I cued up this classic on my Netflix account, and while I’d seen it before, this time it hit me harder than ever. Jules’ line to Billy in the middle of her breakdown, “I never thought I’d be so tired at 22,” felt like it came right from my gut. Needless to say, I love this movie.

Since I have nothing to do with my life and have broken basically all of my New Year’s resolutions (including writing entries every week), I thought I would elaborate on how exactly I would remake this movie. This is, after all, my Super Bowl.

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