Movie — The Big Chill

“The Big Chill” (1983)

The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. The plot focuses on a group of baby boomer college friends who reunite after 15 years when one of their old comrades, Alex, commits suicide without warning. (From

This is one of my favorite movies. 

I don’t remember seeing the movie when it came out in 1983. Must of seen it on cable at home. 

Not sure why I like it so much? The friendships in the movie? Or maybe the music?

Whatever the reason, I do like this movie. 

Maybe it’s the soundtrack, it did have some great songs. 

Marvin Gaye (1968): “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

The Temptations (1965): “My Girl”

The Young Rascals (1966): “Good Lovin'”

The Miracles (1965): “The Tracks of My Tears”

Three Dog Night (1970): “Joy to the World”

The Temptations (1966): “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”

Aretha Franklin (1968): “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (1967): “I Second That Emotion”

Procol Harum (1967): “A Whiter Shade of Pale”

The Exciters (1963): “Tell Him”

The Four Tops (1965): “It’s the Same Old Song”

Martha and The Vandellas (1964): “Dancing in the Street”

Marvin Gaye (1971): “What’s Going On”

The Marvelettes (1964): “Too Many Fish in the Sea”


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