Dazed and Confused (1993)

The next movie up for the DailyView is the beloved coming of age, stoner movie Dazed and Confused.

It had an exceptional soundtrack.

Matthew McConaughey’s iconic line “alright, alright, alright” was from this movie.

After that… I HATED this movie.

HATED it.

The movie tells the story of the final day of school for the high school seniors, who all act like total jerks and a-holes, and the junior high students who will be incoming freshmen.

Ben Affleck is here leading a group of seniors who are bullying and physically assaulting freshmen with a paddle. The females are completely cruel and vicious to the female freshmen. This is all okay because…. well, I have no idea. No teacher or cop in sight.

No one seemed to mind these horrible hazings. I don’t know if this was the way it truly was in the 1970s but I find it difficult to believe.

Yes, there is a list of talented actors in this cast and they would grow up to do some wonderful movies. I would even go as far as to say that most of the actors here gave solid performances. I just so hated what they were doing that I overlooked the performances.

Bad behavior. I found myself not wanting to see any more of it. I was glad when it was over.

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