A few scattered thoughts:
I remain eternally confused by the widespread assertion that the notions of Richard Linklater as
a) someone who makes movies with a shallow, predominantly white male perspective
b) one of the greatest American filmmakers working today
...would somehow have to be mutually exclusive. This film is an excellent example of how both can be true.
There is a terrible scene at the end where the movie decides to take a break while the main romantic leads…