Brats

2024

Documentary

9
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84% · 55 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.6/10 10 3992 4K

Top cast

Tom Cruise as Self
Nicolas Cage as Self
Jami Gertz as Self
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857.69 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
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23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
Seeds 61
1.72 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
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23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pzlgirl 6 / 10

The results of 2 words

The best parts - 1. The old videos and clips that brought back a lot of memories from that time period.

2. Learning about the negative impact that the article had on their careers back then, I had not realized it effected them as much as it did.

3. Seeing a lot of the actors now... they are all still fantastic.

The worst parts - 1. It should have been an hour... there were way too many "clever" documantary shots. For instance, the video of a video of a video or the reflections in a subway. Cliches that made the story drag out and didn't add to piece.

2. Realizing that Andrew either hasn't went to a good counselor in the 35 years since then or he hasn't been open and receptive to what they were saying. You can tell that pretty much every actor he interviewed had processed it and moved on. Most of them seemed to have turned the negative into a positive and let it fuel them on to become better.

I am hoping his angst was mostly overemphasized for the project. Anxiety/rumination is a tough combo to live with and I hope he got peace from doing the documentary.

I'm glad he did this project and am grateful to him for sharing with us.

Reviewed by GlassCityPlayboy 7 / 10

Take me back please.

This documentary hit me like a ton of bricks. The soundtrack, the movie scenes , seeing the guys. I was never able to describe why loved these movies so much but listening to the folks in the film explain why these films were so important to them 100% made me feel like they were speaking for me. To those that gave this film a negative review, it's obvious that you weren't around during those years. This documentary made me want to watch all those movies all over again for the first time. I feel sorry for this generation, you guys can't even spell nostalgia without expecting help from Google translate. Great film.

Reviewed by gfink02 7 / 10

Interesting perspective but a little uncomfortable

I grew up watching these films, so the documentary was, in part, a fantastic flashback to my formative years. I, and I imagine most fans, had no idea where the label "Brat Pack" came from, but to us, it was a humorous, witty description of the young actors churning out film after great film at the time. I never thought about it as a criticism or a negative force that would have a traumatic impact on at least some of their lives and careers.

It's easy to dismiss just how vulnerable a young adult can be, just starting out with a career they hope to spend the better part of their lives doing. Whether or not it was rational doesn't really matter. The article that labeled this group was obviously more disruptive than any of us regular fans could have ever known. At least for a few of them. Where the term "Brat Pack" elicits fond memories for us, 30+ years later, they are still traumatized by it.

I do feel like McCarthy leads most of the conversations and kind of pushes his subjects into agreement, when they were often clearly not as negatively affected by the label as he was. It would have been more interesting to hear their honest perspectives. Rob Lowe clearly embraced it. Emilio clearly didn't hate it, but seemed to be choosing his words so that he wouldn't offend Andrew. Ally Sheedy and Demi Moore both sympathized with him, but neither seemed to have shared the same experience, and both went on to have successful carreers. I honestly feel like the only other actors who may have truly shared his experience refused to participate in the film.

The David Blum interview just seemed awkward. It felt as if McCarthy was repeatedly angling for an apology, or at least some acknowledgement that he had ruined careers with his story, or more specifically, the Brat Pack label he coined. Blum was just doing his job, and I can't blame him for feeling pride in coining a term that 30 years later still defines a generation of films. He wasn't being malicious. To me, it would have been more meaningful to see McCarthy come to terms with this fact, honestly.

Overall, it was definitely worth watching, especially if you grew up with the Brat Pack and their films. The nostalgia was real. I appreciate the inside perspectives to which I was oblivious prior to this documentary, but because the negative effects of the label, particularly on Andrew McCarthy, were the central theme of the documentary, that story could have been told without all the traveling and other members of the "Pack." They seemed to just be there for confirmation.

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