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Dazed And Confused Set on a single day in 1976, Richard Linklater's exhilarating comedy follows a pack of teenagers as they celebrate the end of the school year by...Dazed And ConfusedDrama, ComedyR Set on a single day in 1976, Richard Linklater's exhilarating comedy follows a pack of teenagers as they celebrate the end of the school year by...1993-10-01Ben AffleckMichelle BurkeRory CochraneAdam GoldbergCole HauserNicky KattMatthew McConaugheyParker PoseyAnthony RappMarissa RibisiWylie WigginsBen Affleck, Michelle Burke, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Cole Hauser, Nicky Katt, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Wylie Wiggins
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Dazed And Confused

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Michelle Burke, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Cole Hauser, Nicky Katt, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Wylie Wiggins; Director: Richard Linklater; MPAA Rating: R

Set on a single day in 1976, Richard Linklater’s exhilarating comedy follows a pack of teenagers as they celebrate the end of the school year by driving around, consuming ridiculous amounts of beer and marijuana, and, finally, ending up at a rowdy woodside keg bash. The film’s all-night-party structure harks back to American Graffiti, yet its documentary-like style is fresher and looser, and its subject is new enough to seem revelatory. Linklater doesn’t just capture the ’70s clothes, the cars, the vintage rock songs; he gets the attitude of carefree dilapidation. In its offhand way, this stoned comedy of manners may be the most slyly funny and dead-on portrait of American teenage life ever made.