Shawn's Top 30 Films - #19: Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright.

Before finalizing this list, I had this one in the “maybe” pile and decided I should give it another watch since I hadn’t seen it in years. Yep there was no need to worry, shit is still fantastic.

Dazed and Confused has a virtually non-existent plot, following a group of teens in the 70’s on their last day of school. We follow them over the course of about 24 hours as they party, drink, smoke pot and have sex. It works thanks to the great characters and fantastic script. Plus it’s one of those movies where apparently everyone on the planet jumped in before they hit it big. You got Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and of course Matthew McConaghey in what still may be his best role. Throw in an amazing soundtrack on top of the mix and you have yourself an easy candidate for my top list.