The film is actually like high school, and not a movie about high school. There's a big difference, and that's why the film has quickly become one of the biggest cult classics of the last twenty years.
An amazing film because of the way it perfectly captures the time period, and how it manages to carry so many characters and make every one of them interesting. Most films would be worthwhile if they could create one character as deep as these.
Hysterically Funny and ultimately enriching, "Dazed and Confused" takes some pretty genuine themes - rebelling, the thought of growing up too fast, and life after school - and spices it with a nice blend of wired humour.