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I'm a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA English/French, 2006) and the University of Toronto (MA Comparative Literature, 2007), but after spending so much time reading in school, I have missed a great deal of movies. (This is why I have posted the list of shame, check it out and marvel at what I haven't seen.)
Some nitpicky stuff:
1. I don't record being "not interested" in a movie because it's too much work and it counts as a negative review making me "less compatible" with you as a friend - I don't think it's a bad movie... I'm just not interested. :)
2. Please, don't "recommend" a movie to me without actually writing anything (especially one I've already reviewed).
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I'm docking it points for opening with Coldplay's "Yellow" (I just hate that song) and the disorienting, music-way-too-in-the-foreground 10-minute wander that immediately follows, as well as the way that the ultra-realistic scenes occasionally linger too long in their reality; sometimes we could do with a less, and in all the movie gets a bit long. Otherwise, though: believe the hype. This is an ambitious film, over a decade in the making... and if you like anything Linklater, rest assured that this one's everything Linklater: the 90s, Austin, adolescence, what remains of the American dream, authentic conversations, the attempt to dispense with the BS of contemporary existence, and of course, romantic maturation. I'd call it a chef d'oeuvre from this film-maker, quite possibly the best film he'll ever make... though for our sake, and of course, his too, here's hoping he tops it next time out.