Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Comedies about life during high school are generally pretty great. Who doesn't like The Breakfast Club (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986), Carrie (1976), Risky Business (1983), Donnie Darko (2001), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), or Mean Girls (2004)? Chances are, you like at least one of those films, if not all or the majority of them. Dazed and Confused is another high school comedy that's worth seeing.

Dazed and Confused is about the adventures of both upperclassmen and incoming freshmen students on the last day of school in 1976. The upperclassmen have taken it into their own hands to make sure the freshmen are hazed, just like they were when they were freshmen; it's tradition. All of them are set on partying as much as possible in order to celebrate the last day of school, by getting high, drunk, and/or laid. 

This film has an awesome soundtrack. In fact, I think it's safe to say that it's my favorite thing about the film. It went perfect with all of the scenes, especially the party scenes. I also love the 70s clothes and hairstyles. Awesome time period! I wish I had been alive during it. The hazing that happens in this film looks like it would be dreadful to partake in, especially if you're the freshman (obviously). I never had to deal with any myself, but that doesn't mean it didn't exist at my school. It just seems more like a thing that high school guys get involved with.   


monty said...

One of my all time favorite movies. I agree with you about the soundtrack being so awesome. Great post Kalli.

Kalli said...

Thanks Monty!

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