Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused ★★

This is the sixth Richard Linklater film I’ve seen (after The Before Trilogy, Boyhood, and Everybody Wants Some!!) and it’s also the first one I haven’t liked.  I just really didn’t get the point of this.  I was bored for nearly the entire runtime, and I just kept waiting for it to end.  

I enjoy the aesthetic of the film, but nothing else really drew me in.  It didn’t have the same love or meaning that I feel his other films have had.  Those are the two forces that I think hold his films together, and without having any sense of those the whole narrative seems to crumble.

It’s clearly just not the movie for me, and I can understand why you may like it.

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