Demi Moore is a talented actress. About that there is no doubt. She is often touted as a member of the unofficial, so-called “Brat Pack” which helped define American film in the 1980s.
Today, Ghost is infamous for its pottery-making scene. Around that scene, however, is an equally campy but heartfelt story about love and loss. Moore plays Molly Jensen, an artist whose live-in boyfriend Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is killed by mysterious circumstance.
With A Few Good Men, Moore took on weightier content than in previous films. The film is written by Aaron Sorkin — creator of The West Wing — and directed by Rob Reiner, the director of When Harry Met Sally… Two U.S. Marines are accused of killing a fellow Marine.
A feature-length film entry in a popular cartoon sitcom is a grand tradition. The Simpsons has its own movie. South Park has one as well. Spongebob Squarepants has two. Mike Judge’s classic Beavis and Butt-Head is no different.
For Moore, 1996 was indeed the “year of the toon” as she lent her voice to two different animated films. In the now-classic Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Moore plays Esmeralda, a street-smart gypsy who befriends the titular deformed bellringer of the beautiful Parisian cathedral.
Like the film The Big Short which succeeded it — and gained more notoriety — Margin Call attempts to turn the complex mess of the 2007-08 financial crisis and give some of its characters a digestible narrative.
St. Elmo’s Fire — named for the bar where the characters hangout — is a prototypical post-grad movie. The ensemble of characters — played by Moore, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Andie MacDowell, Rob Lowe, and others — all struggle to cope with the transition to adulthood from the comfort of student life.
Following A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal was another in a series of grittier films by Moore. In the film, her character Diane is married to her high school sweetheart David Murphy (Woody Harrelson).
G.I. Jane is one a few films in which Moore starred and also served as a producer. She plays protagonist Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil, a military analyst chosen to be the test subject for a program which integrates women fully into the Navy.
If St. Elmo’s Fire wasn’t enough, About Last Night… solidified Moore’s “Brat Pack” bona-fides. She plays Debbie Sullivan and the film documents the ups and downs of her relationship with Danny Martin (Rob Lowe) following a one-night stand they share.
The sequel to the film reboot of Charlie’s Angels features the same trio as the first film, played by Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.