REVIEW:The Big Chill
I can not find the words to describe what this week has been like for me, so I decided to quote a far better writer than I ever hope to be. "Imagine such a corpse a prey to flames, devoured by the fire of burning brimstone and giving off dense choking fumes of nauseous loathsome decomposition. And then imagine this sickening stench, multiplied a millionfold again from the millions upon millions of fetid carcasses massed together in the reeking darkness, a huge and rotting human fungus. Imagine all this, and you will have some idea of the horror of the stench of hell" These are the magnificent words of the great James Joyce. Whatever hardships inspired Joyce to poetically weave these words of pain and suffering pale to the horrors one endures from Costner!
Yes my friends, it's Friday, and the long and weary road that has been Costner week comes to a close. I barely have enough energy to write, for the evilness of Costner has taken its toll. For you, my beloved Bad Movie Knights, I will find the strength to write one more review.
1983 brought to the big screen (as my friend so gracefully put it) yuppies, with problems in the form of The Big Chill. A group of friends are reunited years after their college days, at the University of Michigan, by the suicide of one of their collegiac buddies. As depressing as all this may seem, The Big Chill's cast gives a refreshing breath of humanity and comic relief to a sad situation. Tom Berrenger, William Hurt, Kevin Kline and Jeff Goldblum, deliver outstanding performances, and Glenn Close was given an Oscar nomination as best actress for her efforts in this film. I know what you're thinking....Jeff Goldblum? We at Bad Movie Knights will deal with Mr. Goldblum in good time! At any rate, The Big Chill has a fantastic soundtrack to boot. All and all, this movie is well crafted and not a typical movie for review here at BMK. If you are feeling at a loss with my seemingly random ramblings, do not fret!
What on Earth does this all have to do with Kevin Costner? Wait my friends, it will all become clear in a moment. God I hate Costner! He makes me so angry, I just want to....I'm sorry let me refocus. The Big Chill happens to contain Costner's greatest performance! Those of you who have seen this film may be scratching your heads right now because you can not remember seeing his usual sub, sub-par theatrical efforts. No, there aren't any cowboys or baseball players in this one. Who could he be? He embodies a role he was born to play; a corpse! Finally a role which requires no pulse! Originally the film was supposed to contain flashback scenes featuring Costner's character, which fortunately found their way to the cutting room floor. For this reason The Big Chill is Costner's greatest role!
Hamlin Grade: 10
Fletch is a killing word!