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The Big Chill (1983)

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends. (R, 105 min.)


Monday, September 18, 2023

7:00 PM

This film is part of the Cinematic Storytelling series, courtesy of the Department of Communication, Media, Journalism and Film at Missouri State University. This academic series is open to the public and Free for Moxie Members.
Series Lineup:
Sept. 11: Gladiator (2000)
Sept. 18: The Big Chill (1983)
Sept. 25: Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Synopsis: Good friends reunite for the funeral of a college pal. During the weekend that follows, they compare their 60's ideas with the harsh reality of their lives in the 80's, and discover that in a cold world, you need your friends to keep you warm. [Sony Pictures]

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams, Don Galloway
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

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"An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact."

— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"The Big Chill represents the best of mainstream American film making. It's a reminder that the same people who turn out our megabuck fantasies are often capable of working even more effectively on the small, intimate scale of The Big Chill."

— Vincent Canby, Vincent Canby

"Funny and ferociously smart. This maturing generation never played Taps with such glamour or good humor. Play the music and let the big chill—the knowledge that "we're all alone out there, and we're going out there tomorrow"—melt away in the warmth of the feel-good movie of '83."

— Richard Corliss, Time