Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas
The Big Chill (1983) may seem dated on its surface, but the film strikes a chord as we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
A loaded cast (Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Kline, William Hurt) combined with the great Lawrence Kasdan directing and co-writing this ensemble storyline makes this one a worthwhile viewing.
Vincent Camby wrote in his review from The New York Times back in 1983:
''The Big Chill'' is a somewhat fancy variation on John Sayles's ''Return of the Secaucus Seven,'' in that these 60's survivors all seem to have climbed higher in the 70's, so that their sense of dreams lost and ideals betrayed is sharper and, possibly, more romantically dramatic.