It’s time again for another episode of Shagbottom Theater!
Now, I’ll be honest. I have never seen The Big Chill (1983). I was just a little girl when it hit theaters. For a long time, it struck me as a dark film, and something that might disturb me, so I stayed away from it. Come to find out, Fionn is a real fan. He insists that I have to see this movie, and I will.
While we kicked it around a bit about the film, Fionn did a few lines. Here’s the best one…
Michael (Jeff Goldblum): [Dialogue in video being watched by several characters] Nobody thinks they’re a bad person. I’m not even claiming that people always think they’re doing the right thing; they may know that they’re doing something dishonest or insensitive or manipulative but they almost always think that there’s a good reason for doing it. They almost always think it will turn out for the best in the end, even if it just turns out best for them, because by definition what’s best for them is what’s best. In addition, you instantly come up against the question of style. My style may be too direct, perhaps given my style I seem more nakedly opportunistic or jerky or… what was the other thing? – The Big Chill, (1983). Written by Lawrence Kasdan and Barbara Benedek.