The Big Chill: Where Are We Now?
David Morgan, CBSNews.com
“It’s a cold world out there. Sometimes I feel like I’m getting a little frosty myself.”
Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, “The Big Chill” told the serio-comic tale of a group of friends from college reuniting to mourn the death – by suicide – of one of their circle. It showed Baby Boomers confronting not only mortality, but also the compromises they have made in their lives, and the loss of their youthful dreams and innocence upon entering middle age.
A critical and popular favorite upon its debut in September 1983, “The Big Chill” featured an impressive cast and a memorable soundtrack of ’60s pop hits. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.