The Big Chill

1983

Action / Comedy / Drama

56
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 68%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 77%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 31756

Synopsis


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Cast

William Hurt as Nick Carlton
Jeff Goldblum as Michael Gold
Kevin Kline as Harold Cooper
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808.37 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
P/S 0 / 6
1.64 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
P/S 3 / 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by yris2002 8 / 10

an intelligent and sensitive script for a talented cast

Reunions of former college mates can be an enthusiastic, but also dramatic experience, mainly when you have shared with your now adult friends great ideals in a better and just world, and all those ideals have been abandoned in favour of professional careers and wealthy lives and, moreover, when the only mate who has faced the unfillable gap between the ideal and the real has just committed suicide and thus caused that same reunion.

Single sense of more or less pretended personal self-fulfilment, but hiding a dramatic sense of disillusionment, is rendered through noteworthy dialogues: intelligent, witty, ironical, sensitive and deep. Each protagonist will have to take off his/her mask, and show himself/herself for what he/she is now: the easy and devouring enthusiasm of those, not so distant, at least chronologically, but mentally and emotionally buried times cannot be acted for long. The only form of consolation, a very significant one, actually, is the possibility to share this sense of disillusionment, and the understanding that the only way out of personal dramas is communing with others.

Evidently, the actors, nowadays known as talented performers, but not so famous in 1983, are more than good. Not to mention the soundtrack, which contributes strongly to the emotional impact of the movie and makes one feel like rediscovering the great and out of time hits of the 60's, 70's. A cult and must see movie.

Reviewed by bjacob 6 / 10

Well made but meandering

I agree with what Roger Ebert has written about this movie: something in the style of "it knows all the moves but has no payoff and it doesn't go anywhere". It's interesting as a portrait of (very) early middle age but eventually you're left with a question: "so what?".

There are also some minor inconsistencies which are each very forgivable but all together contribute to the disconnect I feel towards this movie: it's clearly set in the 80s but the characters are supposed to have a past rooted in the 60s counterculture, and yet they seem so relatively young. And yet they have turned that page pretty swiftly, and made it big, while continuing from time to time to utter oddly naive considerations. There's a lot of music in the film, diegetic and not. Sometimes we get whole songs while the characters do stuff in the background, and it seems a bit of a narrative copt-out.

For the positives: it's very well acted and contains several genuinely funny moments. But I struggle to see what's supposed to be "seminal" about it. There's another film on a very similar theme, "Le déclin de l'empire americain" -- which feels infinitely more real and poignant than this one.

Reviewed by novagirl11 7 / 10

great cast, realistic!

Definitely both heartwarming and sad at the same time. I enjoyed the natural/realistic feel of the group hanging out and the soundtrack is very well done!

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