Hmel’s review published on Letterboxd:
I wish there was a way to actually formulate a list of movies I have seen the most in my life, or in other words had hypothetically been logging on Letterboxd since birth, because I would bet Linklater's timeless coming of age classic would be in the running for most watched.
This movie brings up such warm memories and nostalgic feelings despite taking place before I was born and me having not first seen it until almost a decade after it was released. The nostalgia stems instead from the countless times I watched this with my friends after the type of aimlessly spontaneous, and all encompassing, high school night Linklater captures so authentically well.
I admit this film is probably in the category of movies that get a higher rating in part due to the reasons listed above and, now thinking on it, I would be quite curious what my reaction would actually be if I could somehow see this for the first time today.
*I had planned to begin reading Alright, Alright, Alright tomorrow which came out a little over a year ago and offers an oral history from the cast and crew, and with the cooperation of Richard Linklater.