As an investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash, his increasingly confessional series of letters to a vending machine company catch the attention of a customer service rep with whom he forms an unlikely connection.
When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
Part of the filming was done at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and some scenes were shot in the downtown area. See more »
When Jake goes to Beverly's dorm room she drinks a can of Dr. Pepper. The can is a modern can with a stay-tab and indented drinking lip rather than the straight-walled, pull-tab can that existed in 1980. See more »
Shake Your Groove Thing
Written by Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren)
Performed by Peaches & Herb
Published by Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of itself and Perren-Vibes Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Not about a decade - just an amazingly specific character study that takes place over 3 days in 1980
I went because I thought it would be an "80's Dazed and Confused." But it was so not that, so much better than that. I got to tell you about it. Whereas Dazed was a "generalized" version of the 70's (with a bit too much 90's still in the lens), this movie is about a highly specific group of people (college baseball jocks) at a very specific moment in time (3 days before the start of fall semester 1980, which any nerd can tell you is still technically, not to mention stylistically still very much part of the 70's) at a Texas university (presumably UT Austin). Where Dazed featured over-the-top wacky 70's characters who repeated "catch phrases", this movie is about some very real guys dealing with the transition from being the best athlete in their high school to just an average player at the bottom of the heap who has to get used to being humble and proving himself. Trust me. Go to see the movie that proves 12 years of making "Boyhood" has transformed Linklater to an auteur without peer. This movie is so perfectly in tune, light as a feather but with the full weight of an honest character study, played by an ensemble cast very much in tune with one another. Memorable characters for sure, but never overblown and always breathtakingly real. This is an amazing film. And the soundtrack is sheer perfection.
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