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'Brats' serves as healing therapy jam for old Brat Packers

For a concept that was coined by a 1985 New York magazine cover story, the appeal of "The Brat Pack" has proven more enduring than a number of major political movements, and now, nearly 40 years later, "Brat Pack" member Andrew McCarthy has returned to the well, to wonder what it all meant, by directing the documentary "Brats" for Hulu.

The good news is that McCarthy, who was notable for his characters' kvetching introspection, weaponizes that contemplative streak really effectively as a filmmaker, enough to overcome the most basic hurdle of a project like this, which is the simple question, "...


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