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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. Written by
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Hey ladies, are you gonna be ready to play football this fall? huh?
I don't know coach, I've been doin' so well in english I thought I might work on bein' a writer. What do ya think about that?
Boy, you woudln't know how to spell your own name if it wasn't stencilled on your locker.
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Director and Writer Richard Linklater shows us the last day of school for a group teens in the seventies. Which contains a lot of truth and heart.
From the opening bars of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" to the final credit roll with Foghat's "Slow Ride" you know that you haven't seen just any teen comedy.
The film takes place in Texas on the last day of school as a group of teens prepare for summer, some by going to get Aerosmith tickets, others by hazing freshman, and some by just simply kickin' back and getting stoned!
The film speaks truths, and is very well written. This is one film that will really make you wish that you had been a teenager three decades ago.
It's funny without being totally moronic, and the script doesn't sink as low as to make it gross out comedy for laughs, it earns genuine belly laughs from the truthful, intelligent writing and jokes that never miss the mark.
A great film to enjoy with friends, especially if any of your friends resemble some of these characters, I know mine do!
**** 1/2 Four and a half out of Five (Excellent)
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