Beautiful memories in which dark elements emerge in a lively journey full of humor and hard rock
We will always remember the teenage years the quietest and most free of our lives, where the music sounded better, the films were better made, the cheap beer tasted good, you could joke about anything and you weren’t burdened with responsibility. It’s pure chemistry so you don’t remember how you lived it back then, where everything was taken to unspeakable extremes and romantic disagreements were pushed almost to the point of World War III.
“If these are the best years of my life, I’ll kill myself” is one of those things Exaggeration that defines the youthful experience. The moments are very intense, the experiences seem to be the most important thing in the world. It is an experience shared by different generations and the difference in appreciation is clearly noticeable Olivia Rodrigo he sings it to you with vibrant intensity or when he looks at it with nostalgia in “Movida del 76” (“Dazed and Confused”).
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A spiritual sequel to what George Lucas did in the also immortal and youthful “American Graffiti,” which followed the lives of several young people over a day of unprecedented partying. One of the defining films for Richard Linklater’s style and career celebrates its 30th anniversary and today we can enjoy it streaming via SkyShowtime.
This time, Linklater follows a group of teenagers in the 1970s, where hard rock speakers blow up and seek out young people of all classes (rich, poor, popular, bullies, losers). exciting feeling of youth through parties, beer and marijuana. A pleasure for both newcomers who have just arrived and older people who are a bit out of touch.
Linklater does a wonderful job of making these observations of young people’s lives, which appear to be idyllic but are also marked by events or people that are not exactly pleasant. Whether in the unofficial sequel “We All Want Something” or with the ambitious approach of “Boyhood,” he is capable of doing so Awaken the latent darkness between these moments full of life that should be remembered as beautiful.
“Movida del 76”: fresh and light, but sensitive
Here he expresses it in different ways, from the Constant threat from the veteran played by a young Ben Affleck against a group of losers, to that disturbing old man, played by Matthew McConaughey, who lines up at the nightclub exit with an attitude marked by the disturbing “I’m getting older, but girls still have this Same “well expresses age”.
Linklater reflects this attitude not to try to destroy the memories of our youth, but to capture that these things existed alongside the sweet moments. Is a more ambitious intention than what his light and fun tone conveys, as it follows a wide range of characters in a way that is far from resembling a linear plot, but still feels completely natural and fresh. It’s a movie you can stay in for a while, even if this old man looks at girls in disturbing ways.