Don’t really feel like delving into why this didn’t completely work for me but all I’ll say is that there is almost nothing original about this. There was one shot where Tom is standing in the middle of the street and the whole thing fades into a black and white sorta thing, yeah that was like the best thing about this. I do have to thank this movie though and that’s for making me realize that Before Sunrise is truly a masterpiece of its kind. I’ll also give an extra star for the clips of The Graduate.
Literal nanometers away from being a perfect film. Don’t think there’s another person on this planet who could’ve played the role of Dewey Finn other than Jack Black. This is a comedic masterpiece and should be regarded as one of Linklater’s best. On a more bleak note though, I was shocked when I heard the news of Kevin Clark’s passing. He was a standout in this movie and the character of Freddy Jones will forever be iconic.
“The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”
This is one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen. Every frame of this film is like its own separate painting, but this isn’t even where most of the beauty lies. Each and every performance, the score, and the editing all contribute to this film’s overall gorgeousness. I watched this with my mom which created an awkward atmosphere within the room for like the whole first act, soooo I think a rewatch just by myself would boost my thoughts.