rachel remeny’s review published on Letterboxd:
storytime!! listen up y'all this is some wicked cool behind the scenes stuff of this movie. so this movie is based on the high school experience richard linklater had right? well linklater went to school in huntsville, texas, the same town that my parents lived in. well my dad was one year younger than linklater, they went to the same high school, and they were both in the same friend circles! (my mom was a few years younger, but she was also in that school system and she knew all of them!)
so not only was linklater friends with my dad and my dad's brothers, but the characters in this movie are named and based off of the friends of my parents and linklater! like one of the main characters? randall "pink" floyd? my dad was one of the ones who nicknamed him pink!
my parents have always loved this movie, because it really accurately conveys how high school was for them, and they get to see characters based off of their old friends! i've seen parts of this movie all throughout my life, but this was finally the first time i watched it all the way through.
but yeah that's it, i loved it obviously, this movie will always be really special because of how it's so connected to my parents