Posted in U.S. Film

THE BIG CHILL (1983)

A film by Lawrence Kasdam.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum .
A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now all grown up and hardened by the big wide world come together for the funeral of Alex, a barely glimpsed corpse, who was at one time the brightest and the best of them, and yet who never managed to achieve half as much as any of the others. The friends use the occasion to reacquaint themselves with each other and to speculate as to what happened to their idealism which had been abundant when they were younger.

a weekend reunion among college friends from the ’60s, during which they relive the past, fear the present and regret the interim. It is a great movie well acted and the dialogue is good and the camera is attentive too the body language. It observes wonderfully well how its veterans of the 1960s have grown up into adulthood, consumerhood, parenthood, drunkenhood, adulteryhood, regrethood and orgiehood do not forget drugshood. The big chill has awl the right move and dialogue. a must see.

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