Paul Leaf's updating of The Big Chill -- in keeping with the jaded '90s, none of its characters are exactly "good" or even tolerable for long stretches -- is funny and nearly whimsical, but it's so derivative it's hard to get past its knockoff status. Sure enough, we've got a collection of characters sequestered in a remote cabin for a booze-fueled weekend. There will be sexual hijinks galore before it's done, but in a terribly dark turn, a number of the characters will face life-altering futures. (Divorce? Prison? Death? You be the judge.)
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The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.