Film and TV

8 Brat Packers We Want To Be

If the Brat Pack movies have taught us anything it's that life as a 1980s teenager was more or less miserable. Your parents sucked. Most of your friends sucked. If you were too smart you were a nerd and if you were dumb you had to play sports. You were either really popular or had one friend, and there was nothing in between these two dichotomies. You were either ridiculously rich and out of touch about life or poor and had to sew your own clothing. There were literal tracks in your neighborhood that separated the wealthy from the blue collars. You were most likely in love with your best friend and he/she had no idea.

Occasionally, your life could turn out OK. Even if your parents were total downers, if you could get them to understand why you needed to spend your entire savings on a girl to prove something to a bunch of jocks, they just might get you. Also, when you least expected it, the upper classman you were crushing on may inexplicably like you. Like, like you like you. And sometimes Dweezil Zappa just showed up out of nowhere.

If this is resonating with you then you are not alone. Calling all you brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses and criminals, it's time to grab your bag lunches and juice boxes (wine juice boxes) because it's Brat Pack time at the Miller Outdoor Theatre and that's, like, totally bitchin'.

Beginning Tuesday, August 21 through August 23, Miller Outdoor will screen three classic Brat Pack flicks, opening with everybody's favorite juvenile delinquents turn friends dramedy, The Breakfast Club.

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Abby Koenig
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