The Big Chill R

The story of eight old friends searching for something they lost, and finding that all they needed was each other.
The Big Chill
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 26, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: 56 Minute "Making Of" Featurette Directed by Laurent Bouzereau
    • 9 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers: SILVERADO

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 37


User Ratings: 22,259
Funny and ferociously smart. Full Review
TIME Magazine
May 5, 2008
It establishes a very interesting union between reality and fiction, between past and present, between errors and their correction. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Sep 4, 2019
There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine. Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 5, 2008
Included in The New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1983
New York Times
Dec 25, 1983
Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment. Full Review
May 5, 2008
...It's an anthropological soap opera that casts a hushed, elegant spell...
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 3, 1997
It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006

Product Description:

Seven members of a close-knit college group of friends are reunited fifteen years later after the eighth commits suicide. The funeral and reception lead to an extended weekend for all as they decide to spend time together pondering the recent events. Amidst a barrage of Motown classics, the members each offer little tidbits about their current lives while reminiscing about the past. In college, the absent and recently deceased Alex was the biggest and brightest star of the bunch but never seemed to get anywhere after being set loose in the real world. The slow acknowledgement that their champion never materialized leads the group in ever widening circles of thought. Discussions of their past lives and current bring about the realization that each has changed so much while remaining remarkably similar. Despite the tragic circumstances, the group disperses with renewed friendships and a newfound appreciation for life.


Production Notes:

  • Kevin Costner played Alex, the dead friend, but alas, all of his scenes were cut from the film. He can still be seen briefly in the opening titles.
  • Vincent Canby, the New York Times film critic, named "The Big Chill" one of the ten-best films of 1983.
  • Filmed on location in Beaufort, South Carolina. Shot in Metrocolor.
  • Screened at the Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, where it was the opening film.

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  • Sales Rank: 30,617
  • UPC: 043396026322
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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