Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

DVD - 2006 | Director approved definitive special edition.
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America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Eavesdrop on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshman.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]
Edition: Director approved definitive special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781559409827
1559409827
Branch Call Number: DVD DAZ
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (102 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 book.

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It's the last day of school before summer. It's also 1976. Incoming freshmen students get hazed by seniors and everybody parties.

A modern classic.


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GiovanniS
Mar 06, 2019

An interesting watch. It held my attention from beginning to end and was silly to look at. Felt like I was watching that 70s show. One thing I did notice is that despite there were hazing rituals going on, nothing was video-taped and uploaded on social media and things could be eventually forgotten. Nice movie to watch if you want to give your brain a rest and are in the mood to watch something goofy. Pacing was very interesting, enough goofy fun scenes to keep your attention going just before you might drift off.

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strider643
Dec 06, 2017

This movie should be considered a classic for just having the line "You know, I don't really like people!". That is pretty, pretty funny. And so true isn't it? It's the screenplay that elevates this movie to a classic of its genre. Those were fun days being a teen in the 70's. They're long gone now. The arrow of time keeps flying forward. And before you know it you're old.

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gingin1972
Dec 13, 2016

Boring crap but some nice cars!

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acej
Nov 15, 2016

This film is still as much a classic to me now as it was years before when I was a teenager. It has some humor that some will not care for and in retrospect there is some unnecessary sexism and acceptance of certain abusive acts. Paddling kids for the hell of it isn't easy to watch even if you lace it with an Alice Cooper song in the background. Boring to some, but interesting enough for those that like different methods of film making. Note: if you get this CC version, the disc is wonky in some places and you might have to skip ahead. Commentary by Linklater was fun to listen to as well as the included documentary.

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janetw11
Jun 01, 2016

I liked this better the first time I saw it. Too bad, because I really loved Richard Linklater's sequel that was recently in theaters, "Everyone Wants Some!!" Now that was a FUN movie!!

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PearlyKayAm1
Jan 23, 2016

Dazed and Confused and Boring and Pointless. It was just a good soundtrack in search of a plot. The whole movie appeared to be a desperate attempt to re-create American Graffiti for the mid-70s.

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Slys65ss
May 19, 2015

Great movie, great soundtrack! It's worth watching just for Matthew McConaughey's performance! Alright alright alright.

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drieper
Jun 16, 2013

If you rated this below 3 stars you just missed the point. The movie has no plot and doesn't need one. It's about experiences, coming of age and nostalgia. Set that to a killer soundtrack (unfortunately sans the song from the eponymous title), and you've got a golden period piece that takes you back to the days when your biggest worries were what you were going to do with your summer night and whether the girl next door thought you were cool.

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alpaca85
Aug 05, 2012

American Graffiti for the 70s. Incredibly funny and poignant at the same time. And of course, an amazing soundtrack.

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krph3
Sep 15, 2011

a very fun movie! and they kept it real.
Hardly any movies about this time period get it as accurately as this movie did which was alot of fun for me because I'm from that time period (I was eight in 1976).
but I also understand how some people would not be able to relate to it -because every aspect of teenage social life now must be so much different than it was in the 1970's.

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acej
Nov 15, 2016

"Say Man, you got a joint?"

"No, not on me man...."

"Well it'd be a lot better if you did!"

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