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Film Review - Brats (2024)


In 2021, Andrew McCarthy authored the book, “Brat: An ‘80s Story,” which examined his formative years and experience as an actor, building on a foundation of education and professional drive to rise as a major face in Hollywood, which was in the midst of mining the youth market. McCarthy became a star, and he also became part of the “Brat Pack,” with journalist David Blum electing to depict a collection of young thespians in an unflattering way to help define a moment in time. McCarthy’s been dealing with the branding for decades, and now he's taken his fight to the screen, directing “Brats,” which sets out to understand what happened to an assortment of movie professionals who were suddenly turned into media stars at a tender age. This turbulent experience remains at the heart of the documentary, but McCarthy isn’t always interested in studying it, occasionally biting off more than he can chew as he attempts to go abyssal into cultural analysis, which allows the film to wander away from its most appealing offerings of reflection from those who were there. Read the rest at


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