The Big Chill1983
The Big Chill (1983)
Critic Consensus: The Big Chill captures a generation's growing ennui with a terrific cast, a handful of perceptive insights, and one of the decade's best film soundtracks.
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Critic Reviews for The Big Chill
What might have been a meaningful exploration of the changes wrought by 20 years of abrasive reality is diverted, essentially, into who's going to wind up sleeping with whom.
...even though it's aware of their narcissism, The Big Chill still views its characters sympathetically, even when they do little to invite much sympathy themselves.
Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment.
An entertaining look at the 80s embourgeoisement of 60s student activists steers skillfully between social satire and sentiment.
An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact.
Audience Reviews for The Big Chill
A lifeless and depressing movie that seems more interested in its songs than in creating a relatable plot (yet even if the soundtrack is great the lyrics simply don't reflect what we see on screen), forcing us to stay in the company of a group of unlikable narcissists.
A perfect hang-out film: one of the movies you revisit just to say hi again to some old friends. A far-fetched as all hell non-ending leaves a bit of a sour taste.
This one is a timeless gem. Seven friends are reunited after a long time, not for the best of reasons though - the eighth member of their once intimate group having committed suicide. With emotions teetering between joy and sorrow, they decide to make the most out of the time they have. A night of booze and laughs follows, and soon each one realize how much things have changed in their lives. The most captivating aspect about the movie, something every viewer relates to himself, is that sense of dreams lost and ideals surrendered - how life never turn out as we plan it to be.