Seven friends, fresh out of college, three women and four men, all still unable to tear themselves away from St Elmo's Bar where they used to hang out during their undergrad days. Soon, the reality of adult life - work, love, family - drops on all of them. For young people in those circumstance, it is like going through a second puberty. It is a dreamy, ghostly period of one's life between a carefree, riotous past and a tense, uncertain future. But then, it may probably be the most memorable, and nostalgic time of one's life.
The characters were played to perfection, and everyone will have his or her own favourite character. Mine was Wendy, and Leslie, played by Mare Winningham and Ally Sheedy respectively. In the last scene when Billy the Bad Boy leaves on a bus to find serious work as a musician, the rest heads to St Elmo's, and realised that they had outgrown that bar.