Mads Ej’s review published on Letterboxd:
To fully enjoy this movie i think you should be an American and have finished high school, preferably in the 70s. It still had tons of enjoyable qualities for us non-American viewers though and i could still recognize some of the charachters and situations.
The movie had a great cast of young actors, who all did a good job in their roles, even though some of them were annoying. The movie also had some younger versions of well known actors like Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg, and Matthew Mcconaughey, which was fun to see.
There was not much of a story and we follow a bunch of different groups of high schoolers at the last day of school. We see them having fun, partying and basically just having the time of their lifes, while growing as people and while the freshmen are trying to avoid the seniors’ humiliating teasing. All these groups of people meet in many different ways during the story, which takes place over a time span of 24 hours.
I read that this is one of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movies and i see how it might have influenced his movies.