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Dazed and Confused
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Directed By
Richard Linklater

Written By:
Richard Linklater

Cast:
Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Sasha Jenson, Wiley Wiggins, Michelle Rene Thomas, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Matthew McConaughey, Marissa Ribisi, Kristin Hinojosa

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Dazed and Confused (1993)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 26th, 2007

I get older, they stay the same age...

Is it just me, or does Wiley Wiggins spend most of his debut acting performance squeezing the bridge of his nose to convey that he's upset/frustrated about something?

That observation is important to note because these actors don't come off as actors. They really do play out as being high school students, and while I didn't attend high school during the '70's, the validity of the personality types transcends the highlighted era. This was the debut acting venture for many of the young performers featured in this movie, including a smarmy looking Matthew McConaughey.

School's out and it's a night on the town for the impending senior class. One of the most popular football players has decided that he's not all that interested in playing football anymore. Some of the girls in the senior class are delighting in screwing with the incoming freshmen. (Parker Posey has one of the most memorable characters in film history in this flick) Basic chaos ensues of the course of the night, including a young Ben Affleck doing the only thing he really knows best (and should stick to): Being an a**hole.

My favorite part of this whole movie, however, is Rory Cochran. As the signature stoner, it is in his bleary eyes that I see the male friends that I had growing up. His verbal dissertation on George and Martha Washington is pitch perfect and the mentioning of freshmen blood on the ladder rungs never fails to make me giggle. Cochran is a great, completely underrated and underappreciated actor.

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Mar 28, 2007 5:51 PM
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Affleck was an A-hole and I was hping he'd get it in the end. I didn't recognize McConaughey,, although I kept saying "that guy looks familar." It wasn't until the credits that I said "O sh*t." It was a funny and cute movie, but it lacked the one priority I have to give anything other than a documentary a 5 star rating.



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