#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.
Plot: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a “no drugs” pledge.
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Really solid sophomore effort by Linklater.
Loved his Hitchcock homage, especially.
**for so long its not true**
I only saw it once. I dare not watch this again. For some reason it was playing at a dingy burlesque-haunted cinema on old Granville Street in Vancouver on a Sunday afternoon in 1993 where wasted men usually shuffle in to deposit their sperm. (Not enough credit goes to internet porn for cleaning up the streets). Richard Linkater wasn’t a story at the time. The guy who made Slackers. The bastard love child of Jim Jarmusch and Chrissie Hynde for all I knew. No clue he’d be the chosen one to eventually deliver us to _Boyhood_. I went in with a friend on a lark and floated out on a psilocybin cloud of joy. I was awestruck. I know these guys! I wanted to endlessly sing its praises but my friend didn’t get the same charge out of it. (Although months later at a Christmas party of wayward misfits, he couldn’t stop playing the sound track). Maybe it was me. But this was exactly how I remembered High School in the 70’s. Was I hallucinating the whole thing? Indeed I was stoned much of the time, but all that was brilliantly accounted for. All that was missing was a bit of Pink Floyd and a whole lot of Led Zeppelin as alluded to in the title. _Dazed & Confused_ isn’t merely the best movie about High School in the 1970’s. It is the best movie about High School, and the best movie about the 1970’s, and perhaps the best movie about male adolescence (yes, yes, IMHO, of course, what else). I dare not watch it again for what if I burst the bubble of such virgin memories to forever spoil my love and admiration for it. Or was it the dingy cinema I have fond nostalgic feelings for? Something. I’ll have to watch it again, probably soon, once Linklater finally gets the grand red-carpet treatment along with the golden trinkets he so long deserves.
A postcard from the 70s.
Dazed and Confused is a lot like the time in which it takes place. The film doesn’t have much of note to say, but you get the sense that it has a good time just being there. By 1976, Vietnam was in the rear-view mirror, as were much of the struggles of the previous decades. It was almost like people were sick and tired of caring about things and just wanted to get wasted. Notice how nobody seemed to care when their teacher was trying to tell them about the 1968 Democratic Convention or our “aristocratic” forefathers. There is a certain innocence about the period that our up-tight and violent world of today could use right now.
Our film shows us the trials and tribulations of kids just looking to get high, drunk, or just save their butts from being paddled on the last day of school. Not much of note happens in this film. We just see kids doing what kids are still doing. They are all just out to have a good time. There are plenty of familiar faces in this cast, but nobody really outshines anyone else. The film is paced in a manner that doesn’t let us get to know too much about the characters. We spend a minute or two with one group of friends, then we see what another group is up to. The most memorable scenes in the film are more painful than funny. We see next year’s freshman class (girls and guys) get pummeled by the seniors. We see the destruction of property. We see a fight or two break out. Plenty of beer and pot are consumed by all. And there really isn’t much else to it.
Linklater films the action from a completely neutral vantage point. There is nothing at all pretentious or preachy about any of the subject matter. We see some cool cars, tight jeans, long hair, and just about anything you would associate with this time frame. The film lacks the humor of Porky’s or The Hollywood Knights. It also lacks the tragic desperation of The Last Picture Show. That said, this film is still worth taking a look at. Especially if you were in high school at the time. I was just a toddler in 1976, but I could still relate to these characters, and their need to party.
7 of 10 stars.
Don’t pay attention to the Critics
This movie is spot on in so many ways to growing up and going to Jr. High and High School in the late 70’s / early 80’s. For those who don’t get it or say there is no plot and story line, there is. The plot is celebrating the rites of passage from Jr. High to High School and also becoming a Senior.
The hazing happened frequently when I went went from Jr.High to High School. It wasn’t spankings, it was other things, but they still happened. Pot, ludes, speed and alcohol were very prevalent and easy to get. The bathrooms reeked of cigarette smoke and pot as did the parking lots.
The house parties and barn bashes we used to have were legendary at times. We used to hang out in a game room called Big Daddy’s here in Tampa. We would play pool, foosball and video games and then leave and go smoke dope in the parking lot or drive around and slam some beers or hit up one of the house parties for a while then come back and hang out.
We were partying so much the local news did a story on the massives parties we were putting on. It was great times and ones I will never forget. When I watch this movie I am transported back to those days. Don’t let people tell you it’s not authentic, if they do, they are either not from this country or were the unpopular kids who didn’t get invited to parties.
Enjoy this movie as it is very accurate and will give you an idea if you didn’t grow up as a teen in the late 70’s and early 80’s how crazy times were.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Richard Linklater
Actors Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Shawn Andrews
Awards 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Alphaville Films, Detour Filmproduction
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 III
Laboratory Allied/WBS Film & Video Services, Dallas (TX), USA (processing), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm