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The Big Chill


Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt View All


Lawrence Kasdan (Director), Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay), Barbara Benedek (Screenplay) View All

Released: Sep. 9th, 1983
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the weekend unfolds, the friends catch up with each other, play the music of their youth, reminisce, smoke marijuana, and pair off with each other.
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The way it handles nine characters in total is genius; none of them feel shoehorned in and all have a moment to shine, from Richard's awkward take on Alex's death to Sam's hilarious attempt to leap into a car and land as he does in his popular TV show J.T.
Director Laurence Kasdan's decision to eliminate Alex's scenes was a stroke of genius..