This week, the guys discuss Richard Linklater’s seminal 1993 coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, talking about what exactly it is about the film that has placed it firmly in the company of the most classic films to come out of the ’90s. They look at the way that the character of Wooderson came to shape the career of Matthew McConaughey and wonder how much of that character is Wooderson and how much of him is Matt Mac himself, Linklater’s vision of humanity that perfectly depicts what it’s like to be a young, vulnerable high schooler just looking for acceptance, and think about how a film so steeped in simpler times will hold up with future generations. The film has a real sense of nostalgia attached to it, so they also revisit their own high school experiences, recalling the worst times they were ever busted for partying by their parents and reminiscing about the when they met each other, way back when.

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Director
Richard Linklater
Stars
Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams

Selected By
Anders

4.4

Aired Friday, April 17, 2015
This week, the guys discuss Richard Linklater's seminal 1993 coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, talking about what exactly it is about the film that has placed it firmly in the company of the most classic films to come out of the '90s. They look at the way that the character of Wooderson came to shape the career of Matthew McConaughey and wonder how much of that character is Wooderson and how much of him is Matt Mac himself, Linklater's vision of humanity that perfectly depicts what it's like to be a young, vulnerable high schooler just looking for acceptance, and think about how a film so steeped in simpler times will hold up with future generations. The film has a real sense of nostalgia attached to it, so they also revisit their own high school experiences, recalling the worst times they were ever busted for partying by their parents and reminiscing about the when they met each other, way back when.