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The Big Chill
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7.2 IMDB rating

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Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger

Sam Weber
Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Sarah Cooper
Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Michael Gold
William Hurt

William Hurt

Nick Carlton
Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Harold Cooper
Mary Kay Place

Mary Kay Place

Meg Jones
Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly

Chloe
JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams

Karen Bowens


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Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan

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Barbara Benedek

Barbara Benedek

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A very good movie

1 year, 5 months ago at Feb 26 14:09
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Back in the 80’s, Lawrence Kasdan was really on fire. Not only he wrote some of the biggest box-office successes of the time (‘Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’) , he managed also to launch a very successful directing career as well. Unfortunately, later on, his movies were honestly not that good a... read more

The Big Chill

3 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 13 18:40
1 vote
Count me in as one of the detractors of this film. As one of the many who this as Exhibit A of what can, and does, make the Baby Boomer generation so goddamn insufferable whenever they go off on their “You had to be there, man” nostalgia riffs. The film views these characters with sympathy, but I couldn’t muster up much for them.

This group of people can’t seem to look beyo... read more
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Description: Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 big-budget variation on John Sayles's The Return of the Secaucus Seven finds a cluster of old college radicals--who have since gone on to sundry professions and various degrees of materialism--reuniting over the death of a friend. Both playful and thoughtful, the film represents Kasdan (Body Heat) at his most as ... (more)
Release date: 30 September 1983
UPC: 043396026322
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The Big Chill

“Count me in as one of the detractors of this film. As one of the many who this as Exhibit A of what can, and does, make the Baby Boomer generation so goddamn insufferable whenever they go off on their “You had to be there, man” nostalgia riffs. The film views these characters with sympathy, but I couldn’t muster up much for them.

This group of people can’t seem to look beyond their navels. If they do, it’s only to then look towards the past with rose-tinted glasses, believing that the time that they came up was somehow the pinnacle of achievement. It frequently feels like self-indulgence of a bunch of wealthy white people unable to see their mass privilege. To be perfectly blunt about it, here’s a group of seven supremely glib people who treat the eighth, the audienc” read more

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A very good movie

“Back in the 80’s, Lawrence Kasdan was really on fire. Not only he wrote some of the biggest box-office successes of the time (‘Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi’) , he managed also to launch a very successful directing career as well. Unfortunately, later on, his movies were honestly not that good and it has been at least 20 years since he has written or directed something really worthwhile. Anyway, this movie was his second directing effort and, even though it is nowadays pretty much forgotten, it was really critically heralded when it was released. Indeed, there was quite an impressive cast (Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Meg Tilly) and they all delive” read more

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