Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused ★★★★½

With Dazed & Confused, director Richard Linklater revels in all the best and worst aspects of adolescence, from the incessant shit talking to the endless preoccupation with sex. There's plenty wrong with the masculine behaviour that's somewhat fetishised here, but Linklater largely has his cake and eats it. Sprawling, but tightly personal, deeply funny but never calculatedly so, this is an enduring example of what a teen movie can be, and should be. Nostalgic dumb fun.