The Big Chill

The Big Chill

DVD - 2014
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After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, ©2014
Branch Call Number: BIG
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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May 24, 2019

I had avoided "The Big Chill" for years but decided to find out what all the excitement was about. It wasn't as enjoyable as I had anticipated, but it was a well made film. I love ensemble casts and this one didn't disappoint. I wish they had at least shown Kevin Costner's character (Alex) instead of just mourning his death throughout the movie. That would have made it more moving had we had some insight into who he really was. The acting was very good, but there were some moments that felt overplayed (ie: Glenn Close's character's reaction to Alex's death) without any real explanation. "Big Chill" came out in 1983, while I was still in high school, so that might explain why it took me so long to finally watch it. Some reviewers feel that the movie is dated, but I disagree. It's perfect if you want a "grown up" John Hughes-type movie.

Oct 08, 2018

I've seen this film many times and still love it. Excellent performances and of course.. that soundtrack!!

Feb 18, 2017

Enjoyed the movie and the soundtrack as well.

Sep 03, 2015

Best. Ensemble. Cast. Ever.

Feb 24, 2014

This 30+ year film is still one of the best 'buddy reunion' films ever made. With Lawrence Kasdan at the helm and a number of well-known actors you just can't go wrong. This is a talky film but enjoyable to watch.

Oct 27, 2013

Baby boomer b.s. Good soundtrack though.

Jul 13, 2012

Great cast, some iconic scenes, a good idea. Not my taste, but good nonetheless. Fantastic soundtrack.

rozzman Oct 21, 2011

One of my favorite movies. Baby Boomers should love the sound-track as well as the story. Great cast. Great writing. Alot of talking; not an action movie by any means. Funny. Enjoyable.

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