This movie is fantastic. It is no visual or cinematic masterpiece but the story and the acting makes up for everything! The movie does move fairly slow but music featuring The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and others keeps you back in the movie. The film touches on some very tough issues, and it's one of the first films to discuss the realities of suicide. The Big Chill is the kind of movie that will mean something different every time you watch it. The movie has messages that are constantly evolving much and the characters are easy to relate to.