Big Wednesday
Big Wednesday (1978)

A group of friends reunite ten years after they have served in Vietnam. Originally a group of surfers with an irresponsible approach to life, they find that things are much different after spending time fighting a war.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 4, 1978
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Milius constantly revisits the ocean's churning surf as a literal and metaphoric yardstick to underscore the movie's themes of personal responsibility, loyalty, and the pressures of unpredictable social change.

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Shane Burridge

Imparts quintessential elements of the male psyche more persuasively than Milius' other gung-ho action pictures

Dennis Schwartz
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Remains noteworthy as a cult film.

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Emanuel Levy

Ambitious in goal, John Millius' tale suffers from an inconsistent tone, trying to be elegiac, nostalgic, and mythical in depicting the impact of Vietnam and aging on a clique of three surfers between 1962 and 1974 but the acting and imagery are good.

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