A film for passionate thinkers.
This is one of the most thought provoking films I've ever seen. It's also
visually stunning and perfectly acted: every single one of these people seem
to be just giving their own opinions as if you were overhearing/having a
meaningful conversation with them.
We can chalk this up to the genius of Linklater who over the years has shown
not only the pretentiously humorous coffee house crowd cliches but also the
searching, often deeply insightful side of our generation that the media
overlooked when we were dubbed slackers. In films he has written: "Slacker"
and "Before Sunrise" and in his films of stage plays Bogosian's brilliant,
Chekhovian "SubUrbia" and the faintly melodramatic "Tape", Linklater has
always been fascinated with the question of what we should doing with our
lives. Our responsibility is to contribute something lasting and meaningful
to our society. But what exactly is that? Where and when should I do it? Who
with? How do I know if I've really found it? Why is it so important again,
I saw this movie for the first time late last night and 5 minutes before it
started I had fallen asleep and was hoping I'd be able to make it all the
way through the film. From the first frame I was riveted and completely
awake and remained so even after it was over; contemplating all the myriad
viewpoints the film had thrown at me.
This movie is so exciting and bursting with ideas that I'm going to buy the
DVD as soon as I possibly can and watch it over and over trying to absorb it
See this film. It will remind you of how thrilling it is to be an active
thinking, feeling member of the human race.
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