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DAZED AND CONFUSED

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Dazed And Confused

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Michelle Burke, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Cole Hauser, Nicky Katt, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Wylie Wiggins
director:
Richard Linklater
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it an A

Set on a single day in 1976, Richard Linklater’s exhilarating comedy follows a pack of teenagers as they celebrate the end of the school year by driving around, consuming ridiculous amounts of beer and marijuana, and, finally, ending up at a rowdy woodside keg bash. The film’s all-night-party structure harks back to American Graffiti, yet its documentary-like style is fresher and looser, and its subject is new enough to seem revelatory. Linklater doesn’t just capture the ’70s clothes, the cars, the vintage rock songs; he gets the attitude of carefree dilapidation. In its offhand way, this stoned comedy of manners may be the most slyly funny and dead-on portrait of American teenage life ever made.