The only time I had seen this was at a sold out midnight showing at Grafton Stovall Theater on the campus of James Madison University back in 1994. The theater was packed with fratboys and other assorted Jimmy Buffet types if memory serves correctly. That memory has tainted the movie for me for years.
I'm proud to relay the message that thirteen years later, I have finally reclaimed this movie for myself. What a great fucking movie, huh? While the rest of the film world watched this movie over and over again over the past thirteen years, I spent too much time watching Iranian films and picking my nose. What was I thinking? To rectify the situation, I almost feel like I need to watch this film at least once a month for the next thirteen years.
Every single line is amazing. Every single situation is perfect. Every song played is just right. What could be better about this movie? Linklater took the aimless nature of Slacker, added a semblance of plot and recurring characters, and an amazing soundtrack and he created an instant classic.
I watched the first 2/3 of this on the big screen at my parent's house. Stone Groove thought it was okay but didn't care that he didn't get to see the last 1/3. Oh Stone Groove! I know it is no O.C. or Desperate Housewives, but come on!
Directed by Richard Linklater