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The Big Chill

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Lawrence Kasdan

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Plot Summary

Lawrence Kasdan directs this charming comedy/drama about a group of college friends, all of whom have known each other since the sixties, who come together when one of their friends commits suicide, spending the weekend at a beautiful seaside home. The group explores and reassesses their past and their future.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 31
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The performances represent ensemble playing of an order Hollywood films seldom have time for, with the screenplay providing each character with at least one big scene. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Funny and ferociously smart. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Wonderful Movie

This movie is wonderful with many well known actors including Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt. This movie is above all else about friendship. Brought together after one of their own takes his own life. This movie shows how deep and personal their friendships really are. This movie is worth buying and has a great soundtrack to boot. Buy it you won't be disappointed!

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