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It's low-key, low-budget, and very real.
The dialogue seems a bit theatrical and nothing much happens over the weekend but you get to know the different characters and their hopes and fears.
Unfortunately, the excellence of his later films only points up the flaws of this first film, written and directed by Sayles on a low budget.
When this movie first came out, I saw it three times in week. My friends were visible in all of the characters. Very good movie made on a shoestring.Published 3 months ago by Kurt S.
SO much better than "The Big Chill" that lifted John Sayles' plot line. This one has poignancy, depicts increasing inequities, and avoids the Big Chill's annoying, treacly... Read morePublished 16 months ago by East Coast Transplant
Often compared with "The Big Chill", and getting numerous stars in many reviews, this film simply isn't even in the same universe with Kasdan's. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Stanley M. Gilbert
Ten years after graduation, schoolies reunite to find something new of them through weekend and pillow talks.
Quite boring story.
When this movie first came out, my wife and I loved it! We also jumped on the whole Secaucus 7 vs. Big Chill bandwagon, with Secaucus 7 emerging as the clear winner. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Fontaine Potts
To me this defines the so called "Baby Boomers" to a tee. A bunch of coddled, selfish, "educated", self absorbed, hedonistic, psuedo hipster, pseudo intellectual, liberal, upper... Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Cwn_Annwn
I did not roder this for me. It was for someone else and the movie was not what she expected. Se went by the writer and thought it was like his other movies.Published on February 14, 2011 by Marcia Meeker
Could this much-imitated movie (it inspired "The Big Chill") already be almost 30 years old?
This low-budget entry from 1980 ushered in the directorial career of John... Read more