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type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/02/01
Wide Release Date:
11/16/01
performer:
Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman
director:
Richard Linklater
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
10593
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

They may be the best years of your life, but high school can leave scars that last a lifetime. In Richard Linklater’s taut psychological drama, three old classmates reunite 10 years later to pick at the scabs. Drug-dealing slacker Vincent (Hawke) has come to confront John (Robert Sean Leonard), now a fledgling filmmaker, over Amy (Thurman), a mutual ex. The players scurry around a hotel room for the entire film (an adaptation of Steven Belber’s one-set play), propelled by dynamic digital video cinematography and a series of confrontations that leaves them raw, exposed, and, maybe, healed. A-

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