The Big Chill (1983)

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Comedy, drama. Seven members of a extremely close college group of friends are brought back together fifteen years later because the eighth commits suicide. The memorial service and function lead to an long weekend for all as they agree to have some time together contemplating the recent events. They give each other partial glimpses about their present lives while remembering the past. In college, the recently deceased Alex has been the most promising of the bunch but he has never succeeded in getting anywhere in the real world. This acknowledgement guides the friends in ever broadening groups of considerations. Examinations of their past and current lives lead to the recognition that each has been transformed so much while remaining remarkably similar. In spite of the tragic situation, they disband with refreshed friendships and a newly found appreciation for life.

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