Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 4, 2009

The Big Chill (1984)
This might be one of those movies that you can't appreciate when you're in your 20s. Apparently there's something to said for it, because the Academy nominated it for Best Picture, but I found all of the characters to be whiny and self-involved. The suicide of their friend brings back seven old college friends so that they can - what? Discover that they're all miserable? It's supposed to be about reconnecting with old friends, but it's really about discontent and melancholy. And what "reconnecting" does happen does so in a creepy spouse-switching way.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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