Dazed and Confused 1.0 stars

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Richard Linklater, maker of Slacker, drifts into the mainstream with a multi-character comedy about the last day of school, 1976, and the long night of celebration: beer, weed, bad music, bad hair, bad pants, etc. The writer-director maintains his air of detachment, and even of universal disdain, but he has nevertheless fashioned a serviceable youth movie in the mold of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A little more than average sympathy attaches to the androgynous freshman (Wiley Wiggins, looking like a young Kristy McNichol) who takes his painful initiation like a man — well, not so much like a man as like a cool dude. And a little more than average humor attaches to the inseparable high-school highbrows nicknamed "Woodward and Bernstein" (Anthony Rapp, Adam Goldberg). But it just goes on and on and nowhere. Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Rory Cochrane. 1993.

Duncan Shepherd

Showtimes

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

7:00pm

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