Complete with tie-dye and bell bottoms macramé and mood rings Dazed and Confused follows a group of high school students on the last day of school and one wild night they'd never forget...if only they could remember. Featuring a superb ensemble cast including Ben Affleck Matthew McConaughey Milla Jovovich and Parker Posey Richard Linklater's (The School of Rock) critically acclaimed cult favorite features classic rock music by Aerosmith Black Sabbath and KISS and delivers an enduring film that Rolling Stone calls "spectacularly funny!"Starring: Jason London Ben Affleck Matthew McConaughey Parker Posey Milla Jovovich Joey Lauren Adams Rory Cochrane Adam Goldberg Michelle Burke Anthony Rapp Cole Hauser Wiley Wiggins Esteban Powell Nicky KattDirected by: Richard Linklater
You remember high school? Really
remember? If you think you do, watch this film: it'll all really come racing back. After changing the world with the generation-defining Slacker
, director Richard Linklater turned his free-range vérité sensibility on the 1970s. As before, his all-seeing camera meanders across a landscape studded with goofy pop culture references and poignant glimpses of human nature. Only this time around, he's spreading a thick layer of nostalgia over the lens (and across the soundtrack). It's as if Fast Times at Ridgemont High
was directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The story deals with a group of friends on the last day of high school, 1976. Good-natured football star Randall "Pink" Floyd navigates effortlessly between the warring worlds of jocks, stoners, wannabes, and rockers with girlfriend and new-freshman buddy in tow. Surprisingly, it's not a coming-of-age movie, but a film that dares ask the eternal, overwhelming, adolescent question, "What happens next?" It's a little too honest to be a light comedy (representative quote: "If I ever say these were the best years of my life, remind me to kill myself."). But it's also way too much fun (remember souped-up Corvettes and bicentennial madness?) to be just another existential-essay-on-celluloid. --Grant Balfour
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