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I'm a big fan of the examination of teens and young adults (being a teenager
myself) and Glory Daze is a great story of a group of best friends on the
eve of adulthood and how basically all of them are terrified of moving on
from college and into the real world.
During the movie we discover the various characteristics, interests, styles, dreams and aspirations of the various leading characters. Their stories intertwine, and involve each other in some way. All of the plots involved in Glory Daze are simple, but flow smoothly and steadily in the backdrop of campus parties and bonfires. The acting is superb and the cast is simply perfect(of course it's better to watch the movie now when most of the actors (Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, and French Stewart) all become more well known names. All of them are perfect in their roles as bewildered college students. I love the end of the movie (but I won't spoil anything). I recommend this movie to anyone, especially teenagers, who just want to watch a movie about the fun and anxiety of the last days of real youth. 9/10. I also recommend Dazed And Confused, a great teen movie.
I absolutely adore this film. I bought it after getting my hands on the soundtrack, which is also awesome, and it really hit the spot. Like many people have said before, if you've ever been in a similar situation, this film will resonate deeply! It really is intriguing to read reviews from people who hated it. Obviously that makes just as much sense as people who loved it, not everyone can relate to the story or understand the journey, but i wouldn't want people to be put off from seeing it purely on the strength of the negative reviews. Great performances from the whole cast, perfectly balanced with a brilliant punk soundtrack. A real gem.
Honestly, much better than I was expecting. Without close examination
of this movie's characters and their development, your average watcher
would write this movie off as standard party movie genre with no heart
or empathy. But, as a fan of this film, I've grown to see it for what
it most likely was intended to be...a pleasant, relatable buddy flick
whose characters could have only been based almost entirely on personal
relationships. Questions we've all asked ourselves, and conversations
we've all had exist in this film, in a non-figurative way. Growing up,
and out of your comfort zone is all too common of a post adolescent's
defining hour and that is exactly what this movie explores.
The music and sense of humor in Glory Daze are proof of a personal reliance towards the materiel and not just some A-hole producer/director trying to cash in on the maturing sentiment. Some might not be able to relate to it because of its seemingly personal aim, have you a "too serious metal dude" or...well, a girl, but I think that for your average free thinker, its an easy to connect with.
I'll keep it short. I'm gonna end with Kevin Smith on this one, I like Affleck, cause he's just a good dude, and so it seems are the rest of the cast and those involved in the creation of Glory Daze. Good dudes, who think, what more could you honestly ask from this movie?
Ah, what a wonderful little gem "Glory Daze" is. Everyone extols the
virtues of "Animal House," calling it the greatest college comedy ever, but
for my generation of college students, I bet "Glory Daze" would be seen as a
far better film (if only people would SEE it).
Ben Affleck is great in his portrayal of Jack, the ultimate purveyor of suburban angst. His scene with the jokester passing out graduation gowns is priceless, as is the confrontation on the bus with Brendan Fraser and Leah Remini. He gives a most memorable performance.
The best thing about "Glory Daze" is its honesty; even the tough, angry Jack breaks down when it comes to love. even he still seeks his "funny s**t". Give this one a chance; any college student should relate (especially those male ones who are free of the fraternity lifestyle).
Any one who a had a social life as a student at U.C. Santa Cruz, will
love this movie. This movie was very poignant for me having spent my
own college years doing the same exact stuff portrayed in the movie. It
has just really helped me (nearly 10 years later) to find a bit of
closure with what the heck happened back then during the greatest time
of my life! I feel the acting was genuinely good. Ben really made the
best out of this role. I can tell that the writer/director banged out
enough background info. for the actors, so that they could know exactly
how their characters should act. I love the scenes of Santa Cruz and
especially liked the bus scene between Ben Affleck, Lhea Remini, and
Brendan Frasier. Not only was Brendan dressed like I was back then, but
I swear, I think, I had a convo. on the bus with a girlfriend while
waiting for the damn train to pass, too. Yeah, every bus ride was an
adventure! There is a strong moral in the movie, it's hard to find but
it can be gleaned from any college graduate. Freedom from Fear leads to
a Fear from Freedom. As for any banana slugs out there, save this movie
when your thirty and you'll completely realize why you did what you
did, and how Santa Cruz will always be on your mind. That's a good
thing I believe, because we lived in a very special place that seems to
create amazingly talented and successful people.
John Garcia -Class of '95 U.C. Santa Cruz, Oakes College
Currently a Certified History Teacher!
(Oh yeah, and Alyssa Milano is always so Stunningly Gorgeous!)
Two days before graduation, Jack (Ben Affleck) is having serious doubts
about the future. The old gang is breaking up; Rob is moving to LA with
his girlfriend; Dennis (French Stewart) is finishing his third degree
and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school
and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey (Vinnie DeRamus) seems tired
of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea
(Alyssa Milano) how he feels about her.
You have to love this incredible cast (including some who went on to much bigger and better things), with some nice cameos from Matt Damon as a hated ex-roommate and Matthew McConaughey as an alcoholic rental truck representative.
This is one of the many mid-90s slacker films, alongside "Stoned Age", "Suburbia" and others. While there is no explanation for Affleck's hairstyle and facial hair, it is nice to see him in this role circa "Good Will Hunting".
And those who were punks in the 1990s will appreciate the soundtrack: NOFX, Bad Religion, Tilt, The Mr. T Experience, Ednaswap, and Bouncing Souls. Did "SLC Punk" have a soundtrack this good?
If you pounded beers in college than you'll relate to this film. Smart
writing, and great performances make this flick above the usual beer
blast caught on film. The always underrated Sam Rockwell keeps this
story rooted in realism, and even Wooderson makes a special appearance!
Any dude who lived with other dudes at school will recognize every
nuance that writer/director Rich Wilkes puts on screen. Don't be fooled
by the new cheesy cover art with Affleck and Milano on it, this film is
raw and a good time. Any fan of Chasing Amy, will get to see Affleck
master the angst filled male teary eyed speech here. Lots to recommend,
check it out.
PICK UP A TWELVER AND SHRED!
There is a shot or two depicting a clock in this film that totally make the movie for me. There are tons of cliched messages that are portrayed well throughout, but the way they delt with that "you can't stop life/ time)was magnificent. Being a male in his early twenties I love this film. It points out all our flaws, yet lets us embrace them.
I saw this movie a few years ago. I loved it then. I remember watching it twice, back to back cause I liked it so much. Surprised me. It was a hidden gem for sure. Then today I woke up and remembered the movie. I couldn't remember the name. I just remembered French Stewart, Ben Affleck and Brendan Frasier were in it. I came to this site to find out what the name of the movie is and was appalled to find negative comments about "Glory Daze". Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but wow! Were those of you who didn't enjoy this movie actually watching it? This is one of my all time top ten for sure. Give it a chance. Take a look. If you enjoy good scripts and earnest acting, look no further. Cheers.
Hello, i just want to comment the admiration i feel for Glory
This is a very good film. Plenty of details. If you see it once, you are
loosing many things, and you could think "what a simply movie, or just
destroying a house". But if you are curious you can see all the details,
very well done. It has a lot of content. I think it represents many
and i felt identified with it a lot.
It presents some philosophy issues, social structure...
In conclusion: This is not a commercial film. Its a film based on some intelligent and very good people punk-rock guys. I'd like nowadays directors made people like this one! Less effects and more creative thinking!
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