wish fulfillment

February 23, 2008 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Dazed and Confused is a film that manages to perform the way high school should have been. The liberal nerd punches his aggressor and despite losing the fight, averts years of wishing he had gotten his lick in. His brainy compatriot overcomes shyness to begin a relationship with a cute freshman. The token dealer never manages to come to any harm, and the quarterback refuses to sign a bullshit pledge that he’ll abstain from drugs and alcohol. The hazed young men get girlfriends and get even with some of the overzealous upperclassmen who had hazed them. Nobody in fact comes to serious harm. Nobody. And this shimmering world hangs for the ensemble like a puff of late-adolescent freedom.

Someone speculates that maybe the 80s will be cool? We know better.

Raccoon’s write-up is here.

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soooo excited!!!! Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

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