Saturday, April 20, 2024

Brat Pack Twitter Debate: Ally Sheedy Laments Rob Lowe Only Worries He Doesn’t Have a Show to Reboot


Ally Sheedy and Rob Lowe were only in two mid 1980s movies together– “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Oxford Blues” — but they will always be associated with each other as part of the extended Brat Pack. That group also includes Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, and so on.

Rob went on to make a lot of TV shows and movies, some good, some not. but he’s always been affable.

Ally’s career was a little more of a roller coaster, and she might be considered “more serious” in her choices.

Tonight on Twitter, Lowe laments that with all the reboots of 80s, 90s, 00s material, he has nothing — like “Will & Grace” –that he could bring back which also be relevant. He could do a spin off of what happened to his “West Wing” character, Sam Seaborn, I suppose. (Sam was the Deputy White House Communications Director and was last seen as a successful Los Angeles lawyer. Maybe he became a senator, or the Governor.)

I guess Sheedy follows Lowe on Twitter. She was quick to ask him if– with everything going on in the world– that’s the best Tweet he could come up with. We’ll wait for Rob’s comeback.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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