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The Big Chill [Blu-ray/DVD] [Criterion Collection]

  • R
  • Blu-ray/DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Seven members of a close-knit college group of friends are reunited fifteen years later after the eighth commits suicide. The funeral and reception lead to an extended weekend for all as they decide to spend time together pondering the recent events. Amidst a barrage of Motown classics, the members each offer little tidbits about their current lives while reminiscing about the past. In college, the absent and recently deceased Alex was the biggest and brightest star of the bunch but never seemed to get anywhere after being set loose in the real world. The slow acknowledgement that their champion never materialized leads the group in ever widening circles of thought. Discussions of their past lives and current bring about the realization that each has changed so much while remaining remarkably similar. Despite the tragic circumstances, the group disperses with renewed friendships and a newfound appreciation for life.
  • Credits
    Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] sweet, sharp, melancholy new comedy....The performances represent ensemble playing of an order Hollywood films seldom have time for..."
    New York Times

    "...The then fresh-faced Kevin Kline, William Hurt and Glenn Close excel as erstwhile '60s radicals, reunited in the '80s..."
    Total Film

    Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1983"
    New York Times

    "...All of [the actors] are given opportunities to shine, and all rise to the occasion with seeming effortlessness..."

    "...It's an anthropological soap opera that casts a hushed, elegant spell..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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