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The Big Chill back to product details

Shows its age but still asks good questions
written by hneline1 April 11, 2002 - 2:37 PM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I've been wanting to see this movie for several years, ever since a few of my friends said that it was their favorite film. Well, maybe I waited one (or two) decades too long, because some of the issues would have more drama if we were truly in the early 80's (like needing to reconcile the high ideals from the late 60's with the harsh capitalism of the 80's, and understanding that "over 30" meant more to people of that generation than to people in subsequent generations). As it is, it's a very good lookback to that era and a fair exploration of the process of maturing in our society. People in their 30's will relate to many of the issues (women choosing career first and facing the biological timeclock, losing contact with friend and reconnecting after everyone has changed, deciding to stay in a boring marriage or leave, among other issues). It's also fun to see the cast at the beginning of their careers (Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Kline, William Hurt, etc). Be sure to see the Extra where Lawrence Kasdan talks about the making of this movie.


(Average 5.91)
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