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The title of the movie The Big Chill is symbolic of the meeting of the group of adults who have not seen each other in years It alludes to the circumstances which brought them together as well as their reaction to the meeting The movie The Big Chill is about a group of adults who were once very close in the past but have drifted apart throughout the years They are brought together under an unfortunate set of circumstances One of the group Alex had committed suicide This is the first instance in which the title The Big Chill is alluded to It is symbolic of Alexs death and the cold experience that was needed to bring the group together once more The group had a reunion after his funeral only to find out that nobody really knew each other since their college days This is symbolic that their friendships had been frozen or dead perhaps since the group broke up many years ago Another possibility is that the title symbolizes each individuals stolid realization that a certain part of their lives was dead or frozen This could refer to Alex who had killed himself Or it could refer to their friendship which pro bably dwindled down from an occasional phone call to a seasonal letter or card and eventually to virtual non- communication The title could even have yet another hidden meaning It could refer to the groups total loss of communication with Alex This could have led to the point where nobody was able to see anything wrong with him because they just were not a round to Chloe Alexs girl friend probably did not notice because she did not know him as well as the rest of the group But the rest of the group unintentionally gave Alex the cold shoulder when
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