George Lucas made this? Talk about being in a galaxy far far away from anything even remotely resembling Star Wars. Well, part from the fact that a very young Harrison Ford does a minor role here, which is pretty cool in itself. He looked a bit out of place though without a wookie at his side or a brimmed felt hat on his head. But no wonder really, as this was years before he had his major breakthrough as an actor.
At any rate, this movie is truly the kind that defines the generation it portrays, which in this case would be the teen culture of the 1960's. For that reason alone it was very interesting to watch, even though I prefer the more raunchy and open-hearted type of teen comedies, like American Pie or Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which I find a bit easier to relate to.
So is this movie worth your time? Well, if you ask me, the answer is yes, regardless of the fact that one of my all-time favourite directors happened to be behind the camera. Because altough I can't say I loved it, it was definitely a movie I found good enough to have deserved its title as a classic. One I'm sure also works as a wonderfully nostalgic trip for those who were there and experienced the era in person.