Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused ★★★★½

Linklater's rambling foray through the final days of a school year leading up to the end of year party situates a series of arche/stereo-types in a variety of circumstances all throughout their mileau. The environs of Texas in the late 70s makes you glad some things have changed (hazing is more frowned on, the age at which you can buy alcohol has gone up to 21) and that some things have stayed the same (kids want to get drunk, hang out, do nothing and make out). it's a very reassuring look at a transitional period that makes everything seem static--that even when everything seems to be changing, really everything has and will stay the same.